After a very wicked storm the other day a beautiful rainbow caught my attention while I was bustling around the kitchen. A rainbow is one of those things that demands reverence, and for a split second I found myself respecting nature, pausing to enjoy it’s massive majesty, and taking the time to consume it with my eyes. And then, as if to get the cobwebs out of my mind, I shook my head and snapped out of my awe to get back to the “must do’s” of the day.
We’re so stinking busy that if the phone rings, or we hear a rap on the door, or voices coming down the hall, we cringe about the time it might take to interact. We spend our days trying to be effective and efficient but we miss opportunities to connect with others. It is usually only after we hear sad or bad news about someone that we say “…gosh, I never knew he was that sick…..or they were having problems……or that happened to their child….or she was struggling that way”. If we’re honest with ourselves, we push people away all the time, we just don‘t think of it in that way.
The question I pose to you today is, what connections or rainbows have you been missing? What have you not been taking the time (if only a second) to just stop and enjoy?