A world bigger than I can understand – Day 24 of 30 Days of Indie Travel – Giving Thanks

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Day 24 of 30 Days of Indie Travel Project, from BootsnAll

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Prompt #24: GIVING THANKS

“Seeing what others have – and don’t have – around the world often helps us appreciate our own good fortune. What are you thankful for this year?”

A world bigger than I can understand

This year I am more thankful than ever to understand that the world is bigger than me, my life and my country.

It’s not always easy. From growing business and completing projects, to getting ready to welcome our first child to the world, I try really, really hard to remember a simple yet sometimes elusive truth:

The world and its possibilities are bigger than what we can know and imagine. One person’s experience is not the sum of all possibility.

Jodie and I try hard to remember that just because something has happened a certain way for us, doesn’t mean it’s the only thing that could happen for someone else. And it’s hard, sometimes, to hold our tongues when people talk to us—especially about the baby—with a near-holy certainty of what our child and our lives will be like.

But they don’t know. We don’t know. No one knows what will happen with anything, until that time and circumstance is here.

This world is so big and varied, full of so many people and countries and possibilities. The same circumstances can produce opposite decisions; what one person chooses, another would not.

This year I’m thankful that I focus on knowing there’s so much I can’t know. That there’s only but so much imagining, pondering and thinking I can do, until action gives new knowledge; that others’ advice has its place, but ultimately, my life, Jodie’s life and our child’s life is up to what time, circumstance and choice make of us.

It makes life less certain sometimes, but it also makes it a lot more fun. We live in such a big, wide, varied world, bigger than I can ever understand. But at least by knowing I don’t understand, I try to stay open to learning something more, something new, than what I knew before.

I gladly offer thanks for that.

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BootsnAll 30 Days of Indie TravelEvery day in November, the BootsnAll Travel Network is inviting bloggers from around the world to a daily blogging effort designed to reflect on how our travel experiences over the last year (or whenever) have shaped us and our view of the world. Bloggers can follow the prompts as strictly or loosely as we like, interpreting them in various ways and responding via text, photos or video posted on our own blogs. More information: Join the 30 Days of Indie Travel Project »


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