This is Deputy Digby Pancake. And persons? You have a lot to deal with everyday. How do you do it all? I just don’t know. I barely have time for all of my naps and meals. And Sheriff Brickle barely has any time after he is done arresting everyone and everything. So. How do you do it? How do you keep going when you have so much to worry about? Is that why you don’t notice much around you? I am starting to understand. But I would like to make some suggestions as Deputy.
When we started back across the country again this week, we were sad. It seemed like an overwhelming task to make it back to that Florida place again. But in the midst of all of the rain, literal and figurative that we found ourselves in yesterday, Girl Person noticed something. That she hadn’t noticed anything.
You see, here we were in this beautiful setting, and all that she could think about was that she was sad. All she could think about was the negative things in her head. She wasn’t noticing the sand. She wasn’t noticing the sand dunes. And she wasn’t noticing anything. At all. So she stopped. And instead of looking up, she looked down. And she tried not to fall.
She all of a sudden felt like she was being so disrespectful. How many people she wondered, would hope to be in this exact spot right now? And how many things was she overlooking right now that she may never see again?
She was passing up that one little flower who she would never pass again.
She was passing up those little plants that she wouldn’t get to say hello to ever again.
She was passing up so much. And it wasn’t right. Why was she allowing all of the rain and clouds in her mind to block the beauty and things around her?
Girl Person decided that maybe she was a little down. But as long as she was looking down, she would appreciate what was down there. Sometimes, we have to go thru things in our life that aren’t the funnest, or the happiest. But it makes us better at the end. And there is always something that we wouldn’t have noticed if we hadn’t been down in the first place.
So if today’s problems are bringing you down, open your eyes. And look down while you are at it. See the things clearly around you.
If we had not decided to try and head back to that Florida place or somewhere in between, we may never have met this beach, or the plants, or the flowers. So as long as we are here, we will look down. And we will greet them with open paws. Look down while you’re at it.
I can see clearly now, the rain is gone,
I can see all obstacles in my way
Gone are the dark clouds that had me blind
It’s gonna be a bright (bright), bright (bright)
-Deputy Digby Pancake