Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Now presenting....

Do you ever sit back and think that "someday I will ...."?  "That if the signs just showed up I would...."?  If you are anything like me, then you certainly have.  Well, I am here to tell you that the signs are all around us, all of the time.  The issue is that we don't slow down enough to see them for what they are.  The universe (or whatever guiding light that you choose to follow) presents invitations and signs to us all the time.  Sometimes they might seem like burdens; such as the child with a concussion who has been home for 6 weeks from school already. Or sometimes they might seem like trivial breaks in a dreary day; such as getting a cupcake from the Cupcake Truck.  If we were truly receptive to the signs that were being presented to us, we would see the home bound child as an opportunity to spend time with a small loved one who will grow up too quickly and then be unavailable for long conversations with a parent.  We would see the man selling cupcakes for a living as a sign that you truly can have a job that you love and not have to toil somewhere just to make a dollar.

It is so important to be alert to these universal invitations, as they will light the path to a life that you have been waiting for.  Sometimes we spend so much time planning and scheming how we are going to get there, that we miss the road all together.  Have you ever driven somewhere new and missed your Exit completely because you were either heads down in the map, or waiting for the update from your GPS, only to find out that the Exit is under a bridge and the GPS doesn't work there?  All the while, there was probably a highway sign that showed you the Exit anyway?  Well, life is just like that.  Keep your eyes open.  Be receptive and open to the possibilities that there may be alternate ways to get where you think you want to go.

Enjoy the journey.  Watch for the signs, as they are invitations to life experiences that you will not want to miss.



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