I went back today.
Did you ever go back to a former life as a visitor, instead of a participant? Did you ever return to a former existence, when it's no longer your reality?
I went back to the place where I spent years of my life, where I poured a lot of my life - my heart - everything I had - and I went back as a spectator instead of the participant.
And it was exhilarating.
People I used to spend hours each day working with and for are now friends and acquaintances, and not my focus. I had time today to relax, to chat, and to pour my soul and being into others - instead of having it emptied from me.
I had time to love, to listen, to learn, to... enjoy.
I trust that if you ever leave a place in your life that seemed permanent,
but ended up not...
a place that consumed you, but time gave replenishment...
or a place that was your entire reality, but became a place in your history...
that you can return a better person - a bigger person - a stronger person
for the experience that made you that way.
I went back there today.
And for all of it - and for where I am today because of it - I am thankful.