Sometimes it takes a BIG thing to make us see the little things.
We keep looking for that "pot of gold", forging ahead, eyes forward...wanting to reach that end goal.
Along the road, there are so many things to see, and experience.
Are we missing the blessings on our journey?
Are we so intent on reaching the destination, that we walk right past the best part of the trip?
Change is good, but if we keep "changing" as we move forward in our lust for what "might" be up the road...will we lose our way to what used to be "home"?
Don't get caught up in running a race that brings you back to the same place you started from.
You will be running in circles your whole life...trying to achieve something that won't bring the expected happiness.
Look around you.
I mean, sit down right now, and really look around you.
See the pictures of you and someone you cherish? Remember when that picture was taken?
Do you see something that was given to you by a family member? That person was thinking about you as they bought that treasure for you.
Is there a favorite book? A candle with your favorite scent?
What about the person sitting in the chair next to you? Walk over and give them a hug...just because.
Pour a cup of coffee for your hubby and bring it to him.
Get off the computer and bake a batch of chocolate chip cookies for, or with the kids.
It's okay to have plans for the future.
It's okay to want things.
It's okay to have goals.
As you travel along the road, remember to stop along the way and enjoy the scenery.
Don't wait for an illness, or any other life-changing situation to make you realize what you've been missing as you journey along life's highway.