So much of our country has had some severe snowstorms over the last couple of weeks. My hometown of Chicago has had its share of snow.
I recall that the great architect Frank Lloyd Wright, who spent a good bit of his life in Chicago, once told of an incident from his childhood that may have seemed insignificant at the time. But it had a profound influence on the rest of his life.
In the winter that he was nine-years old, he went walking across a snow-covered field with his uncle, who was a very reserved, no-nonsense individual. As the two of them reached the far end of the field, his uncle stopped him.
He pointed out his own tracks in the snow, straight and true as an arrow’s flight. Then he pointed to young Frank’s tracks that were meandering all over the field. “Notice how your tracks wander aimlessly from the fence to the cattle, then to the woods and back again,” his uncle said. “And see how my tracks aim directly to my goal. There is an important lesson in life here for you to learn.”
Years later the world-famous architect, Frank Lloyd Wright, liked to tell how this experience had greatly contributed to his philosophy in life. “I determined right then,” he’d say with a twinkle in his eye, “not to miss the most important things in life, as my uncle had.”
How are YOUR tracks in the snow and in life? Do they tend to be straight and true as an arrow most of the time? Or do they wander at times to not miss so many wonderful things in life? Don’t blame everything on the pandemic!
DON’T MISS OUT ON SOMETHING THAT COULD BE AMAZING, JUST BECAUSE IT COULD BE INCONVIENT OR DIFFICULT!
LIKE JESUS, LEAVE FOOTPRINTS OF LOVE AND KINDNESS WHEREVER YOU GO!