My husband and I recently returned from a trip to Indiana, where we saw the Half-Stitched musical, based on my novel, The Half-Stitched Amish Quilting Club. We attended the play five times, and during each performance I noticed something different that I hadn’t seen before. Sometimes, in our busyness we forget to notice the things going on around us. When we get so busy “doing” it’s easy to miss something special right in front of us.
The other night I stepped outside to get something when it was just getting dusk. Had I not taken the time to look up, I would have missed a gorgeous sunset. Today, as I was sitting at my computer, I glanced out my office window and caught sight of a bird taking a bath in the upper level of our small pond. It was fun and relaxing to take a few minutes out and watch the bird splash around in the water. And because I did, I felt renewed when I returned to work.
Today I’m reminded of a verse in Ecclesiastes 3:11: “God hath made every thing beautiful in his time.” I just need to remember to take time out to see it.