Look Up

25 Jun

I was having a bad day and walking the dog. It was about 7:00pm on a cool and cloudy Monday a couple years back. Oblivious to the world around me and in a deep state of musing (as I am wont to do), something made me look up.

There before me on the horizon was a miniature Seattle skyline, flecked with the last rays of the day bouncing from skyscraper to skyscraper. With our house located in a valley a good 10 miles north of the city, I wouldn’t normally be afforded such a view, but I happened to catch an opening between the hills and trees at just the right moment.

That was before I was pregnant, and I was starting to think I never would  be. I had just gotten off the phone with Sue and was worried about the toll of her latest cancer treatment. My freelancing was in a lull, and so was my passion and creativity.

But that glimpse reminded me: There’s so much more to see than what’s in your mind’s eye.

Ever since then, when I’m feeling overwhelmed, sad, frustrated, or restless, that’s what I do: I look closer. I look around. I look up.

Give it a try. What do you notice that you don’t usually see?

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