1. Eileen O'Shea
    December 24, 2010 @ 8:14 pm

    Now that I’m in my 60’s, with a mobility disability and limited funds, I am so thankful for the traveling I did earlier in life. I think there are 2 (maybe more) choices about how I view this situation:
    1. Be grateful for the trips I took & enjoy those memories
    2. Focus on what I can no longer do, perhaps with sadness and resentmsent

    I’ve opted for #1 above. I’ve learned that living in gratitude enriches my life and enhances my happiness.

    • Andrew
      December 25, 2010 @ 4:17 pm

      #1 is a very good choice, especially in comparison to #2. Thank you for the comment. Reading it reminds me of a game a friend and I play every so often. We give thanks for the misery in our lives. Thank you for the horrible weather. Thank for the chaos that drives me nuts. Even if we don’t really mean it, somehow just the act of saying thanks for it helps.

  2. Andrew
    July 21, 2010 @ 6:43 pm

    Indeed. I thank you for your support as well.
    Yeah, I expect I will put together a post on my travel with parents at some point. It was a neat trip and eye-opening thing.

  3. Andrew
    July 21, 2010 @ 6:41 pm

    Thank you.
    Yeah, the point is to not stop traveling or stop wanting to; but just to see the steps we have already taken and appreciate them.

  4. suzyguese
    July 20, 2010 @ 8:12 pm

    Nice positive reflection Andrew and thanks for including me among your thank you!. I have enjoyed watching your site grow since getting your email a few months ago. I'm happy to see travel is working out for you as well. I love your comments about appreciating travel after seeing your Dad throughout Italy. Often times it takes someone who hasn't seen what we see daily to put all of the wonder of travel into perspective.

  5. Amanda Williams
    July 20, 2010 @ 6:11 am

    Loved the post. I especially like the bit about realizing how you take travel for granted sometimes. I think everyone — traveler or not — can relate to that in some way. I am constantly reminding myself to be thankful for what I have seen of the world, especially when I'm feeling restless about not being able to travel. I've already seen more than most people in my family, and I've still got a long life ahead of me! Taking time to step back and be thankful is always a good thing.

    And happy 3-month anniversary of the blog!