I have been on a plane for 10 hours now, and it never fails to amaze me that no matter how often I look out of a window when flying I still feel like I am frozen in time. I feel so small when I look at how huge the world is below me, and I feel so empowered to know that there are so many possibilities down there that I can be a part of.
Sometimes when we are in the thick of life we can easily get caught up in the drama and lose sight of what we may see if only we could step back (or up, in my current case!)
Today I glanced out of the window and realized I was flying over the Arctic. It was stunning. Seriously stunning. I hurriedly tried to take a half decent photo, but none could really capture just how gorgeous it was. Now lets stop and think about this. If I had been down there I would have been rather chilly, rather lost, and a pretty unhappy bunny. However just because the habitat isn’t for me didn't lessen it’s beauty.
In a way it actually magnifies it.
A couple of hours later I glanced out again, and saw the beautiful snowy landscapes of Canada. With the glorious twists and turns to me it looked like something from Narnia.
Another 30 minutes passed, and my view was this:
It would be easy to just put the shutter on the window back down and hope that the cloud cleared soon, but I think there is actually something magical about this view. Even though I couldn’t see it, I knew there was something beautiful beneath the clouds. How fantastic is that? It would have been under a huge layer of “blockage” and almost 7 miles away, but it was still there. I couldn’t see it, but I knew it.
Then something else caught my eye. A little mountain, peeking through the clouds. It is only the top of one mountain, but there it was – my link to the beauty below.
I’m off to see what else I can pot from my little window over the world, and no matter what is there I am going to try my best to be mindful, and appreciate it for what it is.
I wonder what you can currently see through your little window... I’d love to know.
Love as always
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