… take time to notice all the goodness in between 🙂
Chances are, while you’re reading this, my boys and I are on the road, or at least preparing for the trip home from Granny’s house.
The trip always seems so much longer on the way back.
But you know what they say, “the journey’s half the fun.” So, while we pack up and prepare for the long drive, I try to mentally prepare myself to enjoy the ride. I say to myself, “don’t think of all the unpacking, and the laundry, and the list of to-dos and must calls, just be open to the bits of treasure along the way.
Here’s some of the wonderful things I might not have noticed on my way home from Dallas last week, had I not been looking for the surprises that highways and byways can bring:
I’m pretty sure that he had the right of way.
Do other states fly their flag as much? I think Texans are a particularly proud lot.
Just a Sunday stroll through the clouds.
In Italy, Texas, you can fill up your car, get a barbecue sandwhich and an Icee, do your Christmas shopping (think fig preserves, peach jalapeno jelly and Texas 1015 Onion Salad Dressing), and enjoy some live music, all at one service station. Brilliant!
Rural people are experts at using what’s available to create something entirely new.
I don’t even know what there is to say about that.
So, keep your fingers crossed, and lift up a little prayer that we have a safe trip home, and that we all take the time to notice the little glimpses of fun and beauty around us.