The Odometer of your life…

This morning as I was leaving my home and making my daily run to Starbucks for coffee.  For some reason… I happened to look down at my odometer in my car…82,442 miles.  Not bad for a 9 year old car!  I started thinking about all the places that my car has taken me.  I would have to say that many of the miles were commuting miles and errand miles spent going to and from and busy weekends “checking off my to do list”.    But I also know that some of the miles included several wonderful road trips throughout Southern California and Colorado as well as a recent trip from Atlanta to Dallas.  The memories that I’ve been able to experience in this car will last me a lifetime.

So I started thinking what the odometer of my life might look like…

Each day… I’m clicking off miles… and I’m wondering how many of them are just…miles of getting to and from places that really don’t matter that much.  How much time is spent doing things… that to be honest…really don’t matter that much…versus being intentional about creating meaningful miles for my life…

Hmmm….

This Thanksgiving…. we all have an opportunity to stop and take a look at the miles that we have traveled over the past year.  We have the opportunity to appreciate the journey, the learning that came from it…the people that accompanied us along the way… and also the blessing we received by being able to fully experience it…

Let’s not miss this opportunity to stop and just say thanks…

I wish you all the very best of Thanksgivings.  We have so much to be grateful for.

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