I was driving home from a wonderful evening of food and conversation at Nina's when I heard a song on the radio that made me think of those times when you can't see the forest for the trees. Being so focused on what's going on right at this moment that you can't totally get the big picture.
It went along with something my mom said earlier today. We were driving out to the mall, and as usual I was lamenting about how I must not be cute, or fun, or great, because boys aren't that into me right now. (Which is untrue. I am
cute, I am
fun, and I am
great. But anyway.) And my mom said to me, "When things are too hard, it's probably a God thing." And after I thought about it for awhile, I realized that she is absolutely right. That can go for anything. If it's too hard, maybe it's not what God wants. Maybe what he wants for me is right under my nose, or a million years away...who knows? Not me. But I need to trust Him and understand that even if I can't see what the big picture is because I'm focused on the little things, I need to have faith and be patient. Patience!
And now, a list of 10 things I would rather do tomorrow than work:
2. Go to Italy
3. Eat ice cream
4. Win American Idol
5. Attend a wedding
6. Time travel
7. Walk barefoot in the grass
8. Go to a baseball game
9. Drink a blackberry green tea frappuccino
10. ... Mini-golf
I really want to go mini-golfing.
One thing I really love about life is seeing people I haven't seen in forever. I always want to say, where have you been? What have you done since I saw you last?! A couple nights ago I stopped by a Wesco I rarely stop at, and working the register was a friend from middle school. We did the whole "How are you, I'm good" talk and then she told me she got married recently. WHAT? That's a big deal! I don't want to miss a thing in anyone's life.
Will I ever see all the things He sees in me?