Today I am back from a few days away, spending valuable time with family for Thanksgiving and more. It has been a busy time, but I have also had space to reflect and observe some things.

My brother asked me what I was most looking forward to when I got home. My own bed? My solitude?

I heard myself respond without a moment of thought, “Well, actually, I don’t require as much solitude as I used to.”

Hmmmmm. Perhaps I have turned a corner. One where I value private time but crave healthy companionship, too. Sounds like a small thing, but in my world it is very big.

For that I am thankful.