Look Up

Post date: Jan 10, 2017 8:21:51 PM


I was walking down the sidewalk in Cannon Beach last month noticing a family of five walking in front of me. A mom, dad, two preteen daughters and their younger brother. All of the kids were walking and looking down intently at their phones simultaneously. As I watched them, I felt saddened that they were more interested in their screens than the amazingly beautiful beach in front of them. As we neared the street corner, the dad said in a loud voice, “be sure to look up.” Those words caught my attention. Of course, for safety reasons it is quite important to look up as one crosses the street and is it not equally important to be looking up and taking note of the scenery in front of you at all times. As we start the new year I want to pose a few questions.


Are you looking up?

What do you see in front of you?

Are you too focused on the “small screen/story” in front of you, that you can not see what is around you? If so, what do you need to do to allow yourself to look up?