“We may run, walk, stumble, drive, or fly, but let us never lose sight of the reason for the journey, or miss a chance to see a rainbow on the way.” ~ Gloria Gaither
On my way to and from work, I travel through a small village near us. Just last week, I noticed, for the first time, that there is an historical marker just as you come into town. I just noticed this, after living here and driving by this exact spot for the last ten years.
Ten years, and I never once noticed this. Sure, I saw the buildings. And I noticed the stream. But I never noticed the signs indicating that this was an area of historical significance. Ten years. Driven by on a regular basis. Why had I never noticed it?
We get caught up in what we’re doing, and don’t notice that which is around us. Sometimes this is a landmark along the way to work. But other times, it’s things like the relationships we have in our lives. Things maybe we’ve been taking for granted. Maybe it’s a shelter you walk by and never think about what goes on in there. Maybe it’s a neighbor you’ve never really talked to, and just don’t think about in your daily busy-ness of life.
In the journey of life we’re on, let’s not lose sight of all the rainbows out there. Some are out for us to see all the time, if we’ll just open our eyes, our minds, and our hearts to see them.
So, my challenge to you: Make it a point this week to notice something that’s always been there. Find something that you’ve been missing. It’s out there, you just have to look for it. Maybe this means looking at things differently. Maybe it means slowing down and really looking around. Maybe it means venturing out of your comfort zone. Whatever it means for you, do it. Find something new and be refreshed at discovering a rainbow that’s always been there.