Life is All About Detours
My mom used to say, "A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour."
by Skip Cohen
It's Sunday, and as usual with Sunday Morning Reflections, I'm way off base from the usual topics. Why? If you're new to the SCU blog, this is my day to write about whatever's on my mind...and it's never marketing and business. It's become therapeutic to have fun sharing something besides what we should be doing tomorrow at work!
Looking for some great quotes to share this coming week, I ran across the one above. It got me in a reflective mood and thinking about my life...most of it has been a detour. In fact, I'm still trying to figure out what I want to be when I grow up - which is why I love this industry so much. It's always changing - there's always a new challenge, technique even a new audience.
And with every change we tackle, which are the "detours," we get a chance to enjoy the "scenery." That scenery could be anything...like new friends and associates who come into our lives because of a new direction. Then there are new techniques we can try because of technology. And there's new gear, applications, and even trends in our business - all detours from where most of us started and thought we were headed.
Take a second and look at your life over the last ten years. Think about how many detours you've made where the "scenery" was remarkable. For me, I suppose it's got something to do with my outlook on life and just playing the cards I'm dealt. Although I'm a terrible gambler when it comes to Vegas - with life, it's about savoring each moment and like cooking, seasoning it with good friends, and maximizing time to smile!
Yeah, it's hokey, sappy, and simplistic, but it's so true. It took me many years to learn that everything always works out for the better, along with that old line about one door closing and a new one opening.
Wishing you a day filled with smiles and just being plain old happy. "Happy" is one of those words we often forget to recognize when dealing with baggage! Make it a day when you let nothing get in the way of enjoying the moment! Go for those eleven-second therapeutic hugs with whoever you're with, and cherish the fact that it's the detours in life that make it interesting.
Happy Sunday...or Monday if you're on the other side of the world!
PS The photo I wanted to include today is an old house in Madrid, NM, but I had some fun with Luminar's presets in their "Dramatic" collection. So I suppose it's another detour...playing with presets and allowing myself the fun of being a filter junkie for a few minutes!
1/30/2023 08:04:06 am
Great quote, great blog and I am looking forward to seeing how we all turn out when we finally grow up!
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