I want to share a short poem with you that I first heard Luci Swindoll quote. I wish she could read it to you. She makes these simple words come to life. As you read it, combine the cadence of Maya Angelou and the heart of your favorite aunt, and you’ll be close to hearing it how I first did. It’s stuck with me, and I find it to be relevant in new ways each time I return to it. I’ve read it many times at this point, and its message has taken root in my heart.
Even as we celebrate the road behind us, and reach for what will someday be, let’s not be distracted from the beautiful life we’re living today.