To return from vacation and, when you pull back down onto your little, bumpy dirt road to home, suddenly think “this is better” is a beautiful thing. It is so good to be home. Vacation and travel is adventurous fun of course. It is beautiful to reconnect with family. Great-grandparents, second cousins, long lost aunts and uncles. The family ties re-bind, the humidity of the tropics nourishes, the salty ocean waves crash and breathe in life. Oh, but the feeling of returning home. It is a great thing, I have come to know. I am grateful for that feeling because not all feel that way. As my little girl sums it up, she is “so happy to be home with the horses and NEVER wants to leave again”! I love her ability to appreciate what she has and all that surrounds her everyday. It is contentment and fulfillment in our daily lives that nourishes us and I must remember now and then to stop and soak that in.