I snapped this photo quickly as our plane was turning for its landing at Washington Reagan National Airport yesterday. It was good visiting Houston this week, and there were many experiences that were brief but memorable, like this photo.

I enjoy travel, even when there are lots of connections, because it’s often a way to get out of yourself. That is, it’s a new set of routines that takes the place of your normal habits. It’s been said a thousand times that travel helps provide perspective, which is what I’m echoing, in effect.

It’s always good to return home. It’s also important to understand how much truth there is to the cliche that “home is where the heart is.” And our heart should always be with us as we travel, in the present moment.

In this moment that you’re reading this, where is your heart?

The answer helps direct your priorities.