We miss a lot of blessings because we’re looking for big things—big changes, big events, big ideas. We hope for not just a bit of growth, but for entire transformation. We work for not one process improving, but for entire reorganization.
There’s the old saying about missing the forest for the trees. Well, that works in both directions. Sometimes we’re trying to take in a whole forest and in the process trample the one lovely little tree right in our path.
We are still in the Easter season, a time to concentrate on hope and renewal. It’s easy to get distracted by gearing up for wholesale renewal and improvement. I suggest that we look for the small.
- Look for one hint today that you go about your life better than you used to.
- Look for a small moment of peace in a very busy day.
- Look for one beautiful scene in a world where millions of images scream by in a day’s time.
- Look for one person who is kind or grateful or honest.
- Look for one helpful thing to do for someone.
- Look for one detail in your life that makes it nicer.
- Look for one sentence in the noise that speaks the truth.
I’d love to hear about what you discover.