Blindly Trying

Today on my commute home, the setting sun hit some clouds to reveal just a piece of a rainbow.

I turned the corner, squinting and tilting, straining to see more.

Then, I stopped trying so hard.

Thing is, I know enough about science to know that the entire prism is always there – regardless if I can see it or not.  And honestly, what was clearly in front of me was beautiful enough.

Ambition is tricky.  The drive to do, see, and give more is good – even admirable, I think.  But, when my ambition goes unchecked, it just leaves me blindly trying.  Reaching for the sake of reaching, when perhaps I’d make better time by throwing it in park and marveling at what I’m being given right now.

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