Stop and Smell the Roses
I took this picture on my phone last week from my office in Atlanta. The view was stunning; I had to stop and capture the moment.
Most days follow the same routine: make the commute in, park in the deck, take the elevator up, and walk to my desk. I do all this with my eyes down, focused on what is immediately ahead of me.
Last Friday, however, I was reminded of one thing: I forget to stop and smell the roses.
With work especially I can get so single-minded; so zeroed-in on one goal.
I see what’s ahead of me (a task, an ambition, an objective) and blur out the things around me that I can experience along the way.
I noticed this same trend as I was hiking in Morocco earlier this month. I became so fixed on my steps that I failed to reflect on my surroundings. I soon realized there was a measure of intentionality that I needed to realize in those situations. When I stopped and looked around, it was refreshing.
God wants to show us His beauty everyday. Where are we setting our sights?