Today was one of those bright blue January days that calls you to go outside. So I went. That’s why I am smiling! We have a rail trail about 2 miles from our house. I wanted to do a few easy miles there, and out-and-back run.
I like to look around when I run, and I like to think that I am observant, so when I saw a Christmas decoration in a tree close to the turn around point, I stopped to check it out.
There were no houses nearby, so I assumed that some passerby hung it up there for people on the trail to enjoy. I resumed my run, and turned around to go back to my car. Then I saw another one.
And another. Soon I was seeing them everywhere. I had run past dozens of them on the way out and missed them completely!
It makes me wonder what else I am missing! Am I running past flocks of passenger pigeons perching on the phone wires, unicorns rather than Holsteins in the fields, comets streaking by on my night runs?
How many times do I have to remind myself to pay attention? If heaven is throwing pennies at me, I want to catch them!