Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Stop and Smell the Roses
So often in life we don't take time to notice our surroundings, let alone the smells. God gave so many sensory clues to remind us to "Be Here Now", to live in the moment. I'm currently reading Love at Last Sight which is about building stronger relationships. In it I am confronted with my habit of only half listening as my daughter talks to me. I need to slow down, stop and focus on what she is saying, look her in the eyes. When I look at her she knows how much I value her and love her.
On my way home I saw something completely random; there was a man fishing in the field beside the elementary school. A peaceful spot, but the bay was teeming with fish just 1/2 mile away. I suppose he was practicing his casting, or perhaps trying out some new rods.