I’m notorious for following bunny trails. You know, following that tangent spurred by curiosity that leads one all the way down the rabbit hole. Somebody mentions Chihuly and suddenly I’m hours deep into glass blowing techniques. Mention organic gardening and I’ll lose half a day looking up best practices and resources. Ask me about chalk paint. I dare you. You’ll learn more than you’ve ever wanted to know. The researcher in me follows trails and, honestly, I love the journey of getting lost.
But, after reading the following Chinese proverb, I realized there is a whole maze of bunny trails I too rarely pursue. I don’t know why this maze escapes my conscious focus, but I do know that now, starting with this month-long journey down the gratitude trail, I will joyfully follow where it leads. I will think of the farmers that grow my food, the truckers that leave their families to haul it to my local market, and the clerks that stock the shelves. But I can and will even follow this trail back to the plants and soil that nourish my body. I will give thanks for the clean water that starts as rain, and I will give extra thanks to and for all parties involved in the gift of my morning coffee.
Yes, when I think about all the blessings in my every day, I will follow the bunny trail straight to rabbit hole of deeper gratitude.
Where will the bunny trail lead you today?