Gratitude, Norway and The National
We all have so much to be grateful for. I’ve been developing a daily active practice of gratitude for a number of years now and it’s had a huge impact on my life.
I’ve just landed in Bergen, Norway. I’ve been invited here by Innovation Norway, the tourism board. As I walked through passport control the customs officer took my gnarled travel document informed me with an infectious smile that British passports were particularly slow to scan.
I’m grateful for the opportunity to turn my passion into my profession and travel. I’m also grateful for having a British passport and to have the freedom which is granted by this tiny booklet of memories and experiences.
As I left the passport control desk listening to another brilliant album by The National, I had yet another pinch-myself moment. The song ‘Lucky You’ perhaps the catalyst for my feelings.
This time it was a physical reaction, a common yet uncontrollable rush of chemicals within my body that made me feel invicible, that I can achieve whatever I desired today.
I’m about to make my way into Bergen to my hotel. Smiling all the way.
PS the fact that I’m able to write and publish this to the world whilst waiting for my bags simply blows my mind