Focus is For Serious Business, Or Is It?

Focus is not serious and stuffy all the time.

When I started to write this post that’s where it was headed, stuffy and serious.

And then, I got lost. Okay, not so much lost as turned around. My daughter likes to tell people I am directionally challenged.

Maybe. Or, maybe I just get involved in the scenery that I forget to pay attention to where I’m going. Is that another way of saying I don’t focus well?

With gps on so many cell phones today, you would think I (or anyone else) couldn’t get lost or turned around.

You would be wrong. It’s easy. You see I didn’t pay close attention, or any attention to what I was doing and input the wrong direction. When I should have typed (or said) the number address followed by “south” and the street name, I inserted the number address (correctly) and “north” followed by the street name. Oh-oh

I did not arrive at my destination. When I reached a certain point the voice on my phone said, “you have arrived. Your destination is on your right.”

Huh? The voice had to be wrong. The only thing on my right was pasture and I was looking for a house.

Now what?

Find a safe place to pull off the road, look up the address, put it in again, this time correctly, and try again.

It worked. I arrived at my true destination, completed my errand, and returned home.

Taking the “scenic” route allowed me to see scenery, home designs, and plants I might not otherwise see. There were no unusual animals this trip, but I never know when something out of the ordinary will be in my path.

Focusing can be serious business. Putting nose to the grindstone, and all that. However, I like to think Focusing on less serious actions is just as important. After all, if we don’t put some focus into enjoying life, will we, or will we be constantly striving to reach the next destination.

I think focus comes in two parts. The first part, the serious, “Let’s get it done,” but there is the other side, the side that helps us remember to enjoy the journey and live life.

What do you think?

Is focus only for the serious side of life, or can it help the fun side too?

When does focus help you?

When do you focus the most?

About Nita

Quilter, writer, speaker, mom and grandmom. I enjoy making quilts for my grandkids, and other children. I especially love hearing and sharing quilt stories with others, that's how the book came about and this blog will continue to share quilt stories and how God works with quilts to comfort and teach us.
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