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 ❤