Do you ever have one of those moments where you step outside of your every day life to realize that there is a much bigger picture that we’re all a part of? It might happen when you see a rainbow or maybe as you stare out at the vast enormity of the ocean. For me, it’s a snow day.
We live in a crazy busy world and, often times, it’s easy to forget what truly matters. We neglect to look at the beauty around us and remember that life is an absolute gift: one that we only get to open once.
Not on a snow day though. A snow day forces us to slow down and see the grace that surrounds us. No school, no work, no travel. Just you, your family and the moment at hand as it has been given. Whether you believe in God or you don’t, you can’t help but give thanks for the beautiful moments in life when they happen.
Grace filled opportunities cause you to realize that we aren’t here on this amazing planet to simply get the next promotion or complete that marathon we’ve always wanted to run. We learn that it’s not just about ourselves. It never was. It’s about us all. Being there for your fellow man, no matter what. Discovering the beauty and joy in all the world, not just your condensed little corner of it. Living not only for yourself, but for the fulfillment of others less fortunate. And most importantly it’s about God, every so once in awhile, taking a moment to remind us who’s in charge.
We can always do better and be more aware of our world and the unique place we hold in it. Don’t wait for a snow day to come to you. Get out there and discover one for yourself. Grace filled moments exist all around you if you simply open your eyes and take the time to look.