At my job I cover two large counties as my sales territory. In one of those counties is a small town called Shelby. This little town represents all that is good about the southern United States: down-home feel, kind people and a quaint, yet beautiful downtown area.
Every Wednesday I visit Shelby to help the other reps with any needs they might have digitally. This gives me the opportunity to enjoy the shade of the mighty oaks which line the downtown area, walk from store to store and enjoy some of the restaurants. It is a great place to visit.
What I find interesting is that many of the residents take this small town for granted. Some of the residents find it odd that I enjoy visiting so much and are reluctant to believe that people would find Shelby to be anything but ordinary.
So it is with things that become familiar to us. It is easy to take our lives for granted and it takes a lot of effort to train yourself to be grateful. I guess our eyes become accustomed to seeing things in our life to the point that we no longer see them. Is there something which you have become so familiar that you don’t appreciate it any longer?