That is the word for today. I returned on Wednesday from a week back home.
A week in the place where I lived for 20 + years. A place I called home.
I realized while I was there that you can never go back.
Things change. People change. Places change.
I woke up. I woke up to the fact that it is not the same.
I enjoyed seeing people and places, but it and they are different.
I am grateful for the time. I am grateful for the friends. I am grateful for the reminder that this new place where I live is home. I have friends here. I have a life here.
I need and want to AWAKE to the fact that things are good here. Life is good here.
My eyes were opened and I can see that I need to stop counting years, months and weeks since I arrived in the new place. I need to begin counting the days of joy in the place HE has placed me and my family.
Awaken to the wonders that are around me in the new place I am trying to call home.