Setting off on a journey back in time.
/nəˈstældʒə/ , /nɑˈstældʒə/
a wistful or excessively sentimental yearning for return to or of some past period or irrecoverable condition;
A journey like no other.
I love reflecting on past experiences. There is no qualifying pre-requisite for nostalgia; it is merely an appreciation of a memory, a reminiscing and reflection of a significant and possibly life-chaning event; and perhaps a method we use for ourselves to grow, love and appreciate.
We live in a world of constant change. Permanence is a far-fetched concept and time is merely a societal perception. While we look back on the past, there are still many things in the future we look forward to. The new experiences we’ll have, the new adventures we’ll be on, the nice places we’ll visit and travel to, the new lessons learnt, mistakes made, and friendships forged.
The gift lies in learning to embrace nostalgia constructively. Gratitude is a huge part of this embracement. Living with an attitude filled with gratitude makes you accept the present with a full heart and be open to what is to come in future. It makes life a tad bit sweeter and the days a way bit short and but a whole load more meaningful.