"The work will wait while you show the child the rainbow but the rainbow won't wait while you do the work." --- Unknown
I love this quote. Its message is crystal clear; when given the opportunity to slow down, take it. When we have difficulty seeing the opportunity then it's time to look deeper within.
We can hold our cell phone up and take a picture, capture a moment in time and but it isn't the same as being in the moment, experiencing joy, elation and wonderment in real time. It can be difficult some times to stop, look around and share the rainbow momentwith someone else, but of course, it can be done.
It's not my intention to sound preachy. I see too often (and I'm sure you do as well) what a hurry we are in. So I'm asking you (and me) to be proactively anticipating, not only during upcoming holiday events, but everyday to slow down, put the cell phone away and be there. When can you stop and look at the rainbow right in front of you and share that moment before it fades away? It can be as simple as a smile, sharing an anecdote, hug, song, dance or kind word. It doesn't have to be a moment with a child, although we are all children when you come right down to it.
Thank you for taking a to read this. Wishing you a happy holiday season and a successful, rainbow-filled 2017.