A couple of years ago, after a 4th of July head-on collision I decided that my small car would not be enough to make me feel safe anymore; I needed something bigger! I went into the Toyota lot and saw a brand new 4 Runner; still in plastic wrap without even one mile on it and I said “ I’ll take it”.
Heading home I felt like I was so lucky because I hadn’t seen very many royal blue 4 runners around! Once I bought it I saw them EVERYWHERE!! Because I was focused on mine I saw a car just like mine almost every day!!
I had dinner with a sweet friend tonight and she used the example that we find what we are focused on; what we are looking for and I heartily agreed! What we focus on we find!
Why does this matter? Well, because in this interesting season in history there is pain and there is joy, there are disappointing people and there and amazing heroes, there is hope or there is hopelessness, there are opportunities to dream again and there are ways to get stuck……we will find what we focus on!
What are you looking for in this season? What are your eyes focused on? Are you downcast? If so you will find reason to be so. Are you hopefilled? If you are you will find opportunities to walk out hope!
What we focus on we will see more than ever before!!
Can I be honest? The past 6 months have had some of the sweetest moments and some of the most challenging times of hopelessness; of sadness. I am learning to look for what/who is inspiring, live in hope, and begin to dream again.
In our collective sadness let’s try to focus on what is good, what is lovely, and what is hopefilled…..and then let’s pass it on to everyone we meet!! Want to join me???