This past week was anything but easy. Each event reminded me of how fragile life is. How fleeting. Precious beyond our comprehension. And with each additional smack, that knowledge became more embedded into my heart, etched on my bones. And then a whisper, “It is times like these we can either wallow in the despair, become gripped by grief, overcome by the anger, or we can simply see the MORE.” Aaaahhhh…yes…there is indeed MORE in every less.
What is MORE, really? Is it a God given right? Or the work of the devil (if there was such a thing)?
I believe it's Life. The blood that courses through our veins, the breath that fills us up, the heart of everything. Without it, nothing would be possible. With it, a never-ending feast of potential.
Have you noticed them? The signs showing you the path to a life lived MORE? You know those subtle little messages, and some not so subtle at all. The indicators that direct, reaffirm, jolt, inspire, awaken, assure, motivate. Signs that come big and bold, short and subtle, words, feelings, happenings, sayings, and sometimes in big bold neon signs. They are EVERYWHERE! The problem is we don’t often notice them because we’re so busy thinking, re-hashing the past or planning the future, that we miss them – most of the time we’re not even aware they’re showing us the way. Honestly, it doesn’t take much to learn how to see them, to follow them. Sometimes simply being aware of the fact they're there, that in and of itself can be enough. The world is full of signs, they truly are everywhere you turn. All you have to do is choose to pay attention and let the world around you be the great teacher that it is. All it takes is a little MORE:noticing.