I am not someone who navigates well in the car. I received my first GPS unit in college when I accidentally kept hitting the Canadian border in New York and my parents decided I needed help beyond an atlas for the car.
All of that is to say, that without a GPS, I am hyper-vigilant to the point where I miss what is right around me because I am so afraid of making a wrong turn or getting lost.
But with the GPS, I feel like my eyes are less worried about looking for the next sign and can actually see what is right around me.
I was driving in an area that I don't go to very often, but felt comfortable enough to notice my surroundings. And what did I see? The most beautiful orange wildflowers growing up in large patches beside the road.
I passed these striking wildflowers so many times that I started to wonder how they got there. Did the wind blow them to this location? Why that particular spot and not another? Will they come back year after year?
I may not find answers to my wondering questions, but I did have the statement come to mind "wherever the winds may blow."
May you have the opportunity to pay attention this week to where the winds are blowing in your life and the beauty that just arrive unexpectedly because of that change.
Michelle is a Spiritual Director and End of Life Doula. She is the founder of Abide in the Spirit.
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