Finding inspiration in unlikely places has turned into quite a hobby for me. And although I love finding it in places I expect it, there is a magic in finding it when I don’t. For example, today, I woke up thinking about all the things I wanted to accomplish. I felt like I was somehow already behind, in a race that had just begun.
I then decided to go for a walk. And there, on the side of the road was this mini garbage truck, with some words of advice for me. When I saw it, I felt like it was telling me, “Today, slow down to get around. Don’t think of this day as a race, rather take your time, and take it all in.”
My takeaway from this is that if we can teach ourselves to slow down when we feel like we have a lot to do - which is hard, since at these times, there is usually a voice in our heads' telling us to "hurry up!!!" - we can enjoy the things we need to do and "get around" with more ease.
I will be adding this garbage truck's teachings to my to-do lists this week, since I know that when I look at it, I'll need its reminder. Try coming up with places that you feel like you would need this reminder, and place it there! Some ideas: In a phone memo, on a post it on your desk, by your bed...
Today, this garbage truck was my teacher. I thank it for it’s lesson - as it changed the course of my day. May it change the course of your's as well.