This world, OUR world, often works in that very manner; bumper to bumper, like herding cattle. Get closer! Move faster! Do this! Do that! Where have you been? You're late! It's overwhelming and exhausting, trying to sort through all the thoughts being thrown at us. And pretty soon, we run out of gas as we begin to shut down from all the noise and chaos.
Tell me, what's really important in your life? Not what you envision will make you happy in the future, but today, on Monday, December 5th? What happiness can you claim at this very moment?
Are you struggling to come up with an answer? Is it easier to list the areas of life that are frustrating or the luck you feel has been stripped away? If that's the case, it might be a sign...a clear, bold sign...to come home. Stop driving amidst the traffic and the constant rush of life. Rather, take a quiet moment to look around and breathe in your greatest blessings.
Sweet friends, you are worth those moments, no matter what the world says.
So pause for as long as need to, pull your hand back, place it on your heart, and claim it's vital importance.