When I lived in Colorado Springs, I could see Pike's Peak from my house. If I stood in the right spot of my yard, so I could see through the trees and houses. From some parts of town I could see it close up, towering and majestic. But in my new town, I can see at least fifty miles of mountain range from my window. And from some parts of town I can see from Long's Peak to Pike's Peak - at least one hundred miles of mountains. I have views far beyond what I had in my old place.
My horizons have expanded figuratively, too. I have so many new friends. New opportunities. New church, prayer group, writers' group, etc.
But, I also get to keep my old friends because they are only a short drive away. I've doubled my world. My life has expanded. It feels abundant and rich and I am grateful for my blessings!