One-way flights, personal aspirations and lottery tickets: things that distract us.
Inescapable routes, unaccomplished goals and losing lotto numbers: things we (just maybe) should be more grateful for.
Because what blinds us too often seems preferable to what brings us revelation. Its easier to focus on grand events, rather than the individual stumbles we take to achieve them.
So perhaps it’s time to re-evaluate that list of Reasons To Give Thanks: cover it in glitter and fold it into a pirate hat. Whatever it takes to remind us that easy rewards aren’t always so rewarding, and a truly thankful traveler accepts the challenges as part of the total journey.
May the following travel quotes help us show gratitude for where we are
right now. . .
Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings. – William Arthur Ward
Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude. – Denis Waitley
I stood there, battered by the raw power and sheer magnificence of a land I’d never known. – Don George
There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle, the other is as if everything is. – Albert Einstein
I don’t have to chase extraordinary moments to find happiness – it’s right in front of me if I’m paying attention and practicing gratitude. – Brene Brown
I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness, doubled by wonder. – G.K. Chesterton
We can only be said to be alive in those moments when we are conscious of our treasures. – Thomas Wilder
Run with a heart of gratitude and you’ll travel further than you ever thought you could. – Anonymous
Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time. Then your time on earth will be filled with glory. – Betty Smith
Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation. – Brian Tracy