I thought about this but didn't have anything that I could really put my finger on that I had learned, that is until I was driving back from taxi-ing My Boy to his college class this evening. On the way back I took the back road instead of the freeway listening to the radio, which I rarely do now a days. The song playing happened to be I'm In A Hurry by Alabama.
I'm in a hurry to get things done
Oh, I rush and rush until life's no fun
All I really gotta do is live or die
But, I'm in a hurry and I don't know why
Then further down the road, song still playing, I caught sight of a hawk sitting in a tree along the side of the road. I love those birds. They seem majestic to me. I think they're beautiful birds. I had to just keep looking at it for as long as I could switching from road, to it, to road again.
Then it hit me. The words of the song finally penetrating to my brain. I was speeding down the road yet I wasn't totally focused on the road. I taking the little moments to notice the beauty around me. It's those things that rejuvenate my soul, that give me energy to create in one way or another. Sadly, I forget to focus on those things as I rush and rush through life.
Today I have no regrets that I noticed those things. I came home and created this. Another no regret. I'm learning how to do some digital things and having fun at it.