Broaden Your Horizons
“You are the one who can stretch your own horizon. Edgar Magnin
When I was a child, I thought as a child. I remember when I first found out that time was different around the world and while it was light for me it was dark for some other child. That realization has stuck with me, and it has defined a lot of things for me. I care about people and about how they are getting along in life. Because I care, I understand that light and darkness are more than just the changing of time. It is in fact, the changing of time. Stick with me here. I don’t know of any of my friends or family who have not, at some point been disappointed, saddened, or in some form of darkness in their life. The key is knowing that joy comes in the morning. I am not a religious person. I am a spiritual person. I was speaking to a church congregation one day, and I looked at a woman sitting in the audience and realized that I had not connected with her. Nothing that I was saying was sinking in. I remember how I felt at that moment. Why was I there? Why had our paths crossed? I understood that I need to swing back around in my conversation and pick her up. “I want everyone to hold out your right hand. Now hold out your left hand.” I could see her hesitation, but she did it. “The kingdom of heaven is at hand. How far are your hands?” Everything that you need is within reach. I remember the light coming on in her eyes. I could see that whatever answer she was searching for that day had been delivered.
We must stay focused, but not blinded. Our blessings come in all shapes, forms and fashions. We must learn to look in all directions for them, even the dark places where we would least expect them.