I dreamed I had set out on an errand
and became distracted by other things.
I wandered off then didn't know
if I should turn around or
if I was far enough around
a loop to keep going.
When I finally found my way back,
it was much later than expected
and still I had not done
what I had set out to do.
When I arrived home,
I didn't have the things
I needed to make
the rest of the day
flow as planned.
All of the family was gracious,
receiving me without judgement,
yet my man was headed out
and I missed out on time with him.
And he reminded me of something
I had completely forgotten
in my wanderings.
Although he was loving
and we all kept proceeding in our day,
some things were simply missed out on.
More was lost when I became lost.
I wonder how much time in a day we exploit with mindless wanderings, be it the computer, TV, cell phone, spending, gossiping, ______(you fill in the blank)?
I wonder how many relations and purposeful moments we lose out on when distracted by these meaningless things?
Not all who wander are lost, no. Yet, this is a different kind of wandering.
These wanderings can be subtle, even seemingly important, when in the form of business. However, they are anything that causes us to lose focus of our purpose and break our attention from our priorities.
Nobody directly calls us on it and we can even be unaware as we proceed throughout our days. But important details, moments, and callings are missed in these particular wanderings.
This is too important for me to overlook so, I'll be focusing on intentional living over the next weeks. I hope you'll join the conversation so that, together, we can persevere in our challenges and encourage one another!
|A Portrait of Intentionality|