We are all in search for something. The meaning of life?
Most would like to know the meaning of life and use every minute to ponder and wonder. Sometimes searching gets us exhausted and while searching, striving to find something, we miss out on the things we really need to focus on.
God, family, friends... We give up on those three important things to stay connected with a world that doesn’t really care if we are here or not when those three truly do.
God, family and friends love us, care about us, want us.
Watching TV, looking down at our phones, staring at a computer screen (like I’m doing now) or searching for things to entertain us limits us at times. While trying to broaden our minds, we might find ourselves filling them with useless information when we could be experiencing something new, innovative or just plain fun instead!
My day today started out with sitting in a deer stand. This wasn’t a new real life experience for me or something particularly innovative, but it was fun. I’ve not done it in many years. It’s not something I’ve ever really loved to do. After today, I’m not saying I’m some deer hunting convert either, but I can say, it was nice being out in the woods, watching the squirrels and listening to my boy whisper about his friends and stories about school. My husband wasn’t able to take him this morning, so I filled in. I’m not the best fill in, of course, but I had to do.
So, I started off my day by searching for the camo shirt, searching for the keys, searching for the road to turn on, searching for the stand in the dark with coyotes howling in the background…
The search was on …then the wait was on … then he shot a sizable creature (I’m his witness–it was big) … then the search started again!
Like bloodhounds, we trailed the deer until for some reason, the blood stopped dropping. I know what frustration is today. I know that sometimes, searching does not end in finding. I know that we sometimes have to sit back, listen, watch, think, regroup and go home. That is what we did today. We searched and searched until I thought I was lost (I wasn’t!). The search came up empty, but the experience was something I don’t think either my boy or I will forget.
Let’s be IN SEARCH of memories we can make with others. We need to focus on those three things I mentioned earlier. I think our search for whatever we are looking for should start with those three.