"Love lives in everything -
Little or big.
Open your eyes."
--Unknown, from the guest book in the ladies' room at Thrive Cafe
Every time I go to Thrive I make sure to include a trip to the ladies' room to read their guest book. I always find something worthwhile written there.
On my most recent visit, it included this little gem of a reminder. I feel like it's like a love poem from The Universe to all of us.
And I believe it has worked on me in the days since I read it.
A couple of weeks ago I was walking home from dropping the kids off at school, texting and emailing as I went, when I suddenly looked up and saw the beauty all around me - the pure blue sky, the dark green foliage, the fresh clean air - and I realized I was missing all of it.
I couldn't remember the last time I had made that walk without my head in my iPhone and that struck me as a little bit sad.
So I decided to try and "just walk" for the rest of the year, whenever I was walking.
I did well for about a week and then the pull of old habits sucked me back in, so far that I didn't even realize it until I sat down to write today, found this quote, and remembered that I was supposed to be opening my eyes.