The early morning dew glistened on the field as the woman and her puppy strolled along the road. Birds twittered. An occasional dove sang to its mate. Peace and harmony reigned supreme. The woman glanced to her left. In the recently mowed field two black cats sat patiently in wait for their prey. Neither looked at the other. Distance and posture allowed them to focus on their specific area. The puppy stopped to sniff the ground. The woman watched the cats, bemused by their intent focus.
When the puppy decided to move on, the woman was startled to find a white cat sitting on the fence watching her. The woman had been so focused beyond the fence to the cats in the field that she’d missed the cat who only sat a few feet from her.
Sometimes we are like that in our lives. We look to the future so far ahead of where we are, that we don’t see what is going on around us at this very moment. We’re taught from childhood to think about what we will do when we grow up. When we grow up, we must set goals and work towards them. We’re always focused on the next turn in the road, never in the here and now. So often I’ve heard older folks say how they regretted what they had taken for granted and missed out because they were focused on the future.
Do you walk in the moment? Would you like to walk in the moment? Do you allow God to be in each moment? If not, why not? I’d love to chat with you about that or anything else you might have on your mind.