My hubby and I took a few days off to visit Estes Park Colorado over the New Year holiday. For those of you that have been in that area, you know how beautiful it is. There is something magical about waking up to the view of an imposing mountain outside your window. For those who haven’t visited that area, I highly recommend it.
On New Year’s Eve we went out to eat at a local Italian restaurant and while there, I noticed a couple that were seated close by. My first thought was, “How nice, another couple starting off the new year together.” I noticed the lady wasn’t talking and at first I didn’t think that much of it. I just thought she was quiet or focusing on her salad. A few minutes later their meal arrived and she began eating, again, not talking. I then noticed the man across the table from her was texting on his phone and was completely ignoring her. It was as if he was oblivious to her presence. His mind, not to mention his heart, was somewhere else. Although it is none of my business, it made me feel sad for them. Were their schedules so busy that they couldn’t take an hour to share each other’s company on New Year’s Eve?
Maybe we are all just a bit too busy anymore. If we find ourselves too busy to be with the ones we love, it’s time to let a few things go.
*Thought for the day*
Know what’s weird? Day by day, nothing seems to change. But pretty soon everything is different. ~ Bill Watterson