Look Up

October 14, 2008 at 6:55 pm 3 comments

Today was an amazing October day: 72 degrees, with gorgeous golden sunshine.  About 11:30ish, I was headed to the town north of us to make over my mom’s condo while she was at work (today’s her birthday), and then to get the groceries.  I was in the zone this morning, writing articles and taking care of business, so it was a little difficult to wrench myself away.  I found myself in that same frame of mind as I set out on the half hour drive.  I was laser focused on the drab ribbon of road in front of me, and far more annoyed than necessary at the under-the-speed-limit drivers surrounding me.  As we pulled up to the eight millionth red light in five minutes, I told myself to take a deep breath.  I physically pried my hands off the top of the steering wheel where they had lodged Mad Max style, and reminded myself that I had all day to get these things done.  I was on my way to give a gift, not run a life-or-death marathon.  I took another breath and looked up.  This time though, I looked beyond the bumper of the car in front of me.  I saw the most stunning clear blue sky, and the trees draped in all their autumn finery.  They only began changing about two or three days ago, but over night there had been a color explosion.  I was humbled, not for the first time, at how paltry are my decorating skills when compared to those of Mother Nature.  What a master!  It was like a weight lifted off my shoulders, and what’s this?  I’m smiling?!?  Lucky me! 

The metaphor, being in this case as literal as it can get, was certainly not lost on me.   Don’t be so focused on the road directly ahead that you miss the incredible opportunities indubitably hovering in your peripheral vision!  When is the last time you looked up?

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. PaintandSoul  |  October 15, 2008 at 5:52 pm

    Always a good reminder. My current background on my computer reminds me of this on a regular basis.


    I also consider reading blogs one of my own methods of keeping my mind open. 😀

  • 2. averagegoddess  |  October 17, 2008 at 7:06 am

    And I love that about you! ; 0)

  • 3. limeliteshines  |  October 17, 2008 at 6:07 pm

    I love this post . . . because this is something that keeps me sane on a daily basis. Maybe it’s because I’m a Taurus (if you subscribe to such things), maybe it’s because I’m a ‘live in the now’ girl . . . but no matter where I am . . I instantly take in my surroundings. I have HUNDREDS (maybe thousands) of photographs of nature, and details on buildings, of cracks in sidewalks and blades of grass. I love finding beauty everywhere I go, in everything I see/hear, etc. Sometimes I think others find me a little nuts. 😀 It’s ok! I probably am! But my little ‘crazy’ keeps me sane.


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