Look up

Aaron Swinton

Aaron Swinton

Founder of MAVRKS.
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Morning alarm… Check

Gas in car… Check

Phone Charged… Check

Credit Card Payments… Check

401K… Check

Up to-date on Instagram Stories… Check

Does this sound familiar? Yeah, I bet it does.

If it isn’t already clear this is us. Of course this is a generalization and not everyone has this exact checklist or even lives by a checklist at all — but many of us are bound by things in our lives that keep us occupied and moving at 100 miles per hour. We constantly have things on our mind like our jobs, relationships, financial stress and our place in this world. If we aren’t careful we can lose all sense of the things that actually matter in this life.

Now let me get this straight — being motivated and focused on improving your circumstances is not a bad thing. Its when our foresight and stress blinds us from the things that deserve the most focus that is the problem.

 Let’s think about this…

 We spend our days so entrenched in our personal itineraries in our heads that we fail to even think about anything except our own problems. We walk down streets without acknowledging others, drive to work blasting music to make our commutes faster, and try to take every spare second we have to fixate our attention into our phones and immerse ourselves into a digital world that usually does nothing except for waste time.

Look up.

-Huh..?

Yeah.. Look Up.

How many times throughout our days do we ever just take time and look up at the sky? We get so caught up with things that society has deemed as important and are so locked in our day-to-day activities that we forget the simplest things about life — like the way the sky looks.

The point of looking up isn’t to only see the beauty of the clouds among the horizon, but is more so meant for us to take a break from life and reflect on the things that actually matter. One thing I can guarantee is that you will be humbled. The sky allows us to realize how big this world is and instantly changes our seemingly unconquerable day-to-day problems into insignificant obstacles in the grand scheme of things. When it really comes down to it, most of the things that we get so caught up in keep us from experiencing life at its fullest and even worse can keep us from missing opportunities to positively impact someone else’s life.

So when your car runs out of gas. Look up. When your BF/GF doesn’t respond to your text. Look up. When you don’t get the job you want. Look up.

Life is hard and there will be undoubtedly times when looking up will be beyond tough, but simply having the opportunity to look up is the greatest blessing we can ever ask for.

And even when everything is going your way and you feel on top of the world. Look up.

We are blessed beyond measure.

Shalom.