Thank you for the kind words, Dustin. The discussion that this post has spurred is incredibly valuable. I still find myself re-reading all these comments every day or so and every time I read something I feel that I missed!

It’s interesting to watch myself readjust to life here in the States. It’s been just over two weeks now and I’m definitely noticing how all the little things that surprised and affected me when I first arrived are slowly disappearing! I think for anyone returning from being away for a long time could really benefit by writing about their initial observations, because I think those are so rarely captured.
I try to live my life by the Gandhi quote! 🙂