“If you’re always looking down all you’re going to see is your feet. Look up and be in awe at the breadth and depth of the world around you.” … Susanne
I hardly ever read the news. In my defense I do have the headlines dumped into my e-box once a day so that I’m not completely out of touch with the world. However; when it comes to listening to noisy networks bleating out their opinions 24-7-365 … and calling it news … I’m just so not there! I’m also not a huge fan of the current trend to sensationalize everything. Just once couldn’t we simply have the straight facts and make up our own minds about them … without all of the spin?
It’s no wonder to me that people wander around the world looking down all of the time. Everyone … from politicians to news reporters … from teachers to religious leaders … from bosses to friends-at-the-bar … are drowning in fear and worry and the end result is that they are unable to hold their heads up and see the light of day … and it is often such a beautiful day …
I believe that it’s time to drag our eyes skyward and start truly appreciating what we have. This is about more than simply having an “Attitude of Gratitude” … it’s about rediscovering the beauty that lies both outside of ourselves … and within. It’s time to stop listening to the naysayers … and start turning up the volume on our own Heart-Song.
I’m willing to admit that perhaps it’s easier for me to be appreciative of things as Miss Perky is constantly jumping up and down and oohing and ahhing in excitement. However, I do believe that everyone can relearn this most basic and childlike of attributes … after all it is something that we are born with. All it takes is a little practice… a pair of Ms Sunshine’s snazzy “Keep-your-Eyes-Focused-Forward” glasses … and perhaps a wee bit of discipline. As Mary Englebreit said: “Don’t look back, you’re not going that way.” I would simply add: “Lift your head. Look up and look forward … ’cause that’s where all of the good stuff is happening.”
Godspeed and Joyful Journeying Everyone