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.
Enjoy the journey.
Let your light shine!
22 thoughts on “Tuesday Truth #23”
So very true Amy. It’s often those in between moments that are the most beautiful 💙
Yes they are Miriam. I often need to remind myself to slow down and take them in 🙂
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.
I tend to be that way as well. Always rushing and trying to mark things off of my to do list. I love your youngest son’s saying!! 🙂
He’s wise beyond his years 💕
Great quote Amy, thanks for sharing. In German there is a similar quote: “Der Weg ist das Ziel”. Thanks for the reminder! Happy Day! Marcus
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!! 🙂
😂 it rather translates into „getting there IS the fun“ 😀
Well that’s even better!!
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.
I loved reading your description Joey! I can imagine it fully. Especially now that I’ve experienced winters. Thanks so much for sharing it! 🙂
I like all of your words, Amy, especially, notice and appreciate. For me, I also like the word “awareness”. It changes everything and makes for a better day.
Thank you Erica. Awareness is a wonderful word! It does change everything. Thank you for sharing that one. 🙂
Amen to this- all about the journey!!!
Yes!!! Enjoy that journey Mackenzie!! xx
I completely agree Amy!!
I’m so glad Dee Dee!! I thought it was a great reminder (to myself 😉 ) as well as anyone who might need to hear it!!
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).
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. 🙂
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! 🙂
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. 🙂