Stop and Smell the–er–Take the Pictures

A few weeks ago we took a little trip to Kentucky. A rushed trip, because we rented a car and had to have it back at a certain time or pay an extra day. We passed through some beautiful country, worthy of being photographed. I even had the camera, just no time to stop. As each would-be photograph zoomed by outside my window, I couldn’t help but think of all the missed opportunities.

Life is a lot like that. We get so caught up in our busy lives and don’t make time to stop and take advantage of opportunities. They may be seemingly small, such as keeping our mouths shut to maintain peace. Or then to speak up for a good cause. Or maybe it’s the opportunity to help someone out, even if just with an encouraging word or a friendly smile. Then there are the big opportunities. Like taking time with family and friends to have a little wholesome fun. We never know how long we have on this earth. Or going that extra mile that could win a promotion at work. Most people, myself included, probably don’t even see the things we’ve missed along the way. And maybe that’s best, for how miserable would we be if we were aware? Yet maybe not, for if we knew, then we might pay closer attention for the next one that comes our way.

Are you rushing through life? Slow down and take a few pictures. Don’t miss the opportunities that would make your life more meaningful.

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