Gifts taken for granted
Sunday, June 06, 2010
“One very important aspect of motivation is the willingness to stop and to look at things that no one else has bothered to look at. This simple process of focusing on things that are normally taken for granted is a powerful source of creativity...”
- Edward de Bono
Staying motivated. That's a hard one for me lately. I do things as I'm supposed to eating right getting in exercise but as I've said earlier, I've lost the fire my Spark. Life has been so consuming that by the end of the day I just feel numb and withdrawn.
Yesterday was different. I've been going to our local farmers market for the past couple weeks every Saturday, so as usual I got up early and headed down there my son and his girlfriend in tow. Normally its sunny and we get through it rather quickly. Not this day. It was lightly raining, and none of us there were going to give up on this experience to do what we normally take for granted. It turned out to be the best morning in a very long time. I not only found wonderful fresh veggies & fruits, but found some local artwork, an angel-food cake made by the sweetest lady, picked up several bouquets of fresh flowers, and ran into so many friends I have not seen in a very long time. All these things I have taken for granted in my hurry - got to get done - who do I have to pick up - Oh I forgot to do - life. It was a blessing to slow down and really take in the bounty and blessings of this small town.
It is so easy to overlook what right under your nose when you let life consume you. I've forgotten to take time to appreciate and be grateful for all the blessings and wonderful gifts I've been given. Life is not a chore, it is a gift. God gives everyday. How wrong of me to treat those gifts as a bother. I'm glad he opened my eyes a bit. Those are the moments I laugh because I know there is truly a lesson to be learned and I didn't even know it was going on.
May your day be blessed.