Recently I was in a plane traveling back home, staring out the window at the crisp blue sky and fluffy marshmallow clouds. As I kid, I used to wonder what clouds looked like close-up.
I’ve flown countless times, but I don’t ever recall taking the time to look at the clouds. Instead, I dove into a book or turned on my iPod. Now there is nothing wrong with that, but it made me wonder how often I overlooked opportunities right in front of my nose.
My guess is often. When you’re captive in a flying tube, you have time to step back and really look at what’s going on your life. It’s amazing how different the view is from up there.
You realize some of things that weigh so heavy on you – truly are tiny and miniscule. And some of the things you overlook are what really matters.
Snuggles with Emeril = Important
Holding onto Grudges = Not Important
Lunch with Friends = Important
Pleasing Everyone Else = Not Important
Time with My Family = Important
Even though my feet are firmly back on the ground, I plan to stay alert to all the wonderful things right in front of my nose.