Every person has to spend some time away from home, if you ask me. That's when the mind views different aspects of the same entity, learns to respect significant relationships and accepts the value of small things.
During my undergraduate days, when mother asked me to savor the food prepared at home, i, most times, never used to get the right balance of spices or salt. Rather, i never quite bothered about it. After two years now, i'm pretty comfortable with food with minimum salt or no salt at all. Somewhere in the middle, i did realise that salt adds to the deliciousness to a large extent.
I now would like to hold things which seem important to me, within my grasp. And i appreciate them a lot better. I'm glad for that.