The Scamp and the Gratitude Challenge: Week 42

I have almost survived another week.


This week has been rough for me. I’ve been feeling a bit down, and have no real reason for it. I spent most of the day on my couch staring at articles and wishing that I could feel some motivation to do something productive. The one time I ventured out of my flat today I got caught in the rain without my umbrella (Of course, I have been carrying that thing around for a week and it hasn’t rained once) and I took that as a sign that today was just not meant for working.

Tomorrow is another day.

Since I was feeling lousy, I decided that it might be a good time to look at the challenge for this week. This week is an easy one: my favorite possession. I’m not huge on material things, but there is one thing that I value above all of my other things (including my flamingo shoes, my pirate rubber chicken, and all of my yoga pants): my passport.

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That’s right. My favorite possession is my passport. That tiny little book is one of the greatest things that I have ever been given. It not only allows me to live in Scotland, but it supports my wanderlust, and has allowed me access to some of the most incredible places in the world. It is the one thing that I am sure to bring with me on my travels, and it is the one thing that reminds me that I can be a gypsy soul when the mood strikes me. I’ve been looking at it a lot the last couple of days, dreaming about the next place I could go (It is a thing that I do when I am sad…I plan fantasy trips). I am grateful that I have it, and grateful for all of the opportunities that I get from it. I realize that not everyone is as lucky to have a passport, or even to be able to go just about anywhere with it, and I plan to make really good use of it for as long as I can.


  1. Bea dM · October 16, 2015

    I loved reading this post! you are so so right! having a passport is such a blessing and priviledge that many people don’t have even nowadays – for reasons political or of poverty. Such a limitation to the unique pleasures of travelling and meeting other cultures, people and horizons!

  2. Soon-Ah · October 23, 2015

    I plan fantasy trips when I’m sad too! (And also when I’m bored, frustrated and happy!)

  3. Brittany @ The Writer Abroad · November 6, 2015

    A passport is such a gift since it allows us to travel other places outside of our home country. It is truly a great possession!

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