I am often surprised at how I spend my time at work, in the car or even hiking, with my head down, purpose driven. Yet, you have to look up and out to see the view! So often, when we’re in the middle of spectacular scenery, that we’ve worked REALLY hard to get to, David and I spend our time staring at our hiking boots and the ground we’re traveling, and not the scenery around us. Only when we stop to rest does our vision move beyond our immediate environment and take in the fact we’re smack in the middle of some stunning beauty.
Such a metaphor for life. Head down, plowing through, work, home, work, home, work, home. We all need to vow to stop looking down at our feet, or desk, or computer and start looking up and out at the great, grand beauty of life that surrounds us. The big picture is pretty fine and the long view can be quite beautiful.