|Riding the road of life in a little Honda Hybrid|
Once we had our laughs, Riley said, "Has it always done this?" Colleen and I said yes. Then she exclaimed, "How many times have I ridden in this car over the years and I never noticed?!?" We helped her out a bit and just chalked it up to the fact that we rarely stop completely while driving our short route to school. That and the fact that one or more of us is usually gabbing the whole way, covering up the engine sounds. As we reassured her regarding the strength of her powers of observation, I started thinking...
Whom have I overlooked in life that I should have thanked for secretly reserving my fuel, my energy?
How many years have I travelled the same path, only to realize later that I didn't see or hear those things that were right in front of me to which I was being led ?
On what insignificant pursuits have I wasted my energy, all the while losing the power of success that I have...draining me of my talents rather than filling me with productivity and drive?
How many people have reassured me that they haven't gone unnoticed as I busied myself with tasks other than caring for them?
What have I overlooked because I've surrounded myself with noise rather than silence, stillness, and reflection?
The power is in our hands...
God fuels us with the Holy Spirit.
And with our tanks full and our route clear,
I'm certain, people will notice.