Have you ever gotten so excited about a new prospect that you barrel forward faster than the speed of light? Your senses are so hyper-focused on the new prize, you scarcely notice anything else going on around you. The object of desire becomes crystal clear, the world around it a faint mist.

I wonder what treasures lie hidden amidst the fog? Sweetly wrapped packages unopened, not a crease or fingerprint to mar their perfectly untouched papers of gold.  Crimson ribbons atop, stiff and intact because you never took the time to gleefully tug them apart.

Oh, to slow down. To not abandon every other gift for the sake of one. To see it ALL as gift, ALL as worthy of your careful time and loving attention. To not lose sight of everything that is to the exclusivity of what could be.

Insanity, they say, is doing the same thing over and over again while expecting different results. Each day, moment, and circumstance is a new opportunity to try it another way. To expand the gaze. Peer into the fog. And unwrap gifts with the eager hands of a child ❤

2 thoughts on “What’s your hurry?…

  1. “Oh, to slow down. To not abandon every other gift for the sake of one. To see it ALL as gift, ALL as worthy of your careful time and loving attention. To not lose sight of everything that is to the exclusivity of what could be.”

    Being a “people watcher”, I’m amazed at the number of folks I meet who are focused on the past — but more often overly focused on the future. Seldom do they give adequate attention to “what is” right now. As such, they miss out on the many blessings God has in store for them in the present (something I’ve been guilty of more times than I care to admit). Perhaps this is way Jesus told his followers not to worry about tomorrow since it will bring its own cares (Matthew 6:34).

    Thanks for the much needed reminder of the joys of slowing down enough to smell the roses and living life one precious moment at a time.

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    1. Thank you, Michael. Such a needed reminder for MYSELF. I love how God teaches as we share. It really is a discipline to slow down and take in everything instead of hyper-focusing on a few. Big hugs and much love my dear friend ❤

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