When was the last time you woke up full of anticipation? Sometimes I let the routine of life snuff out any thoughts of wonder or excitement. I forget to take in my environment, to notice differences as they may appear, a new flower that bloomed, or even a weed that may have popped up in a less traveled corner, that is doning a radiant flower? Tunnel vision begins to narrow all awareness to the direct task at hand. In such a hurry to get to my destination, I never notice the path I take to get there. On the way in I may be projecting thought to what is next to be done, or something I'm out of and must add to my need list. When just about the time I'm approaching my intrance, hand stretched out prepared to open the door, my eyes drop to the ground and I notice an amazing design in the walkway. Was that always there? Surely not. Now entering, a man stands off to the side. I casually ask, "Is the path new?" "Nope," he replies, and off I go. On my way out, feeling satisfied with the completion of my task, I notice again the beautiful path that led into the building. I look around, I had never noticed the well sculptured tree that graced a deep green grass. I saw a young woman seated on a quaint bench reading in the shade. I was so intent on my quest I had missed all the beauty along the way. I passed the woman reading and she looked up with a bright smile. "Is it good," I quizzed. She replied with great enthuesiasm. I looked at my watch. I had time. I sat down and she shared the books plot with excitement, and shared the impact she was finding it had upon her own life story. Her eyes were bright and lively, her demeanor inviting, as we shared a few minutes. I walked away full. I was productive in my task, and engaged in my surroundings. It's a good day!