Tuesday Truth #23

Tuesday Truth Quote of the Day

Tuesday Truth.

Number 23.

The most important reason for going from one place to another is see what's in between. - Norton Juster

I’m still steadily heading through February’s photo challenge. I came across this quote and thought it would be perfect to share here.

I think that sometimes we forget that there is just as many hidden treasures, sweet surprises, and outright delights along our journey. Often we get so focused on the destination that we miss everything along the way.

Let today be a reminder to take a moment to look around you. What color is the sky today? Is it cloudless? Is the sun shining? Or maybe it’s covered in clouds and the rain is pouring down? Stop and smell the air. Is there a hint of some scent wafting through the breeze? What other colors do you see around you? Listen. What sounds do you hear? Birds singing? Cars driving by? Music playing?

Don’t rush mindlessly throughout your day.

Notice.

Appreciate.

Enjoy the journey.

Let your light shine!

Amy

22 thoughts on “Tuesday Truth #23

  1. I, for one, am terribly guilty of being overly focused on the next thing I have to do, the next item on my list, rather than the here-and-now. This post reminds me of something my youngest son used to say – that he valued the small moments more rather than the ‘big bang’ events. Wise words – life is experienced in all the small stuff.

    1. I’m glad you enjoyed it Marcus!! I looked up the English translation for your quote (which I know doesn’t always translate the same), but came up as “Getting there is half the fun” I like that one!! Have a wonderful day!! πŸ™‚

  2. It’s a snow white sky. No clouds or all clouds, all white. There are piles of slush on the ground. Bits of freezing mix sit like tiny stones on surfaces. There is some greening from the evergreens. The birds do call, but not sing, not right now. The furnace runs, thank tacos. The sound of the interstate is ambient and constant, although perhaps at its loudest this time of day.

  3. I like all of your words, Amy, especially, notice and appreciate. For me, I also like the word β€œawareness”. It changes everything and makes for a better day.

  4. Heh – I rush from one thing to the next ALL THE TIME. If anything, the bullet journal has made me even better at it than I used to be (or perhaps less manic – more methodical).

    1. I’m always marking things off and trying to get things accomplished for that end result. I definitely need to slow down and pay attention to the journey a little more. That’s interesting about the bullet journal. I have gotten better at using my planner and trying to focus on fewer things, but more fully. πŸ™‚

  5. I’ve been making extra effort to slow down and take the time to appreciate the little things that are right there in front of me, rather than focusing slowly on getting everywhere as quickly as humanly possible. If you don’t look around, you might miss that magnificent rainbow or the equally breathtaking sunset. I live for those beautiful in-between sort of moments! πŸ™‚

    1. Yes! Such a beautiful reminder Angela! I am in a bad habit of rushing through life tried to get to some “end point” of my goal. And yet, those in-between moments are often where life is truly lived. πŸ™‚

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