Do you ever feel like you are wishing your life away? When we are little children we wish to be teenagers. When we are teenagers we wish to be adults.
When we become adults we begin to wish away all kinds of things. We wish for the time when we are finished with college, for the time when we are married, for the time when we have children. We wish for the time when our children say their first words, take their first steps, start school.
We often wish away large parts of our life waiting for the next stage or event to happen. I myself am sometimes guilty of this. I tell myself that if I can just “get through” this next few days or weeks or even months, everything will be better. As a result, I find myself just enduring or surviving until I make it though to that time.
I do my best to avoid wishing my life away like this. I try to remember to enjoy each day and all of the beauty in it. I try not to sacrifice the enjoyment of the journey by focusing only on the destination, but sometimes it is difficult.
This week I was busy preparing for several upcoming events. I was a bit overwhelmed and found this to be one of those times that I was focusing on the destination and definitely not enjoying the journey. One day while I was walking to my car some tiny little flowers caught my eye. I paused and spent a few minutes just enjoying the intricacy and beauty of these flowers.
So in the midst of my stress and chaos and my focus on the destination…..My Heavenly Father stopped me in my tracks with one of the tiniest of His creations. I am grateful for His reminder that joy is in the journey not the destination…..