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“Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it.”  Greg Anderson

Here’s a story from back in the day when I could travel – last year.

A trip to Truro, Nova Scotia, was supposed to be easy. Fly from Cleveland to Toronto, then from Toronto to Halifax, grab a rental car and drive to Truro. I should’ve been at my hotel by 2:00 to enjoy the beauty of the area and perhaps even take a trip to Oak Island (at my husband Scott’s prodding, he’s a big fan of “The Curse of Oak Island” show on the History Channel.)

Here’s what actually happened. The plane “broke” in Cleveland and needed a replacement part – from Toronto. No other flights to Halifax that day, so I rebooked to Moncton, thinking I could get a rental car and drive two hours. Rebooked the flight but there were no rental cars available. Ugh! Ended up taking a three-hour bus ride to Truro, getting in at 8:45 pm and not having the opportunity to do any sightseeing at all.

So what’s to be grateful for in such a horrible travel day?

  • There was confirmed seating on the flight to Moncton. I got to where I needed to go.
  • It was nice to have someone else drive me to my destination.
  • The bus was comfortable, and I was able to get some work done.
  • I also put down my phone and enjoyed the beautiful countryside.
  • The program participants were awesome! We had a great time in our ninety-minutes together.
  • The bus station was a quarter-mile from the hotel, so I didn’t need to call a cab.

I could go on and on, but the truth is, when you look for things to be grateful for, you can always find them. What are you grateful for today?