Look Up!

An Anecdote.

By Annie Evans, Ball State University ’16

A few days back I was on my way home from a meeting, and I was thinking about all of the things I needed to get done. As I power-walked back to the residence, I flipped through a mental to-do list and closed myself off.

I noticed a few people in my path who were taking photos, and I assumed they were tourists taking photos of some non-event. 

I don’t recall what motivated me to look, but I looked at what they were photographing, and it dawned on me that they were taking pictures of the Empire State Building beautifully lit up at night!


Photo Credit to Omar Sanders
Photo Credit to Omar Sanders

Oh yeah, I’m in New York City! Doing what I love!

And I live in an amazing residence in Manhattan! HOW AWESOME IS MY LIFE?!?

It may seem like an exaggeration, but this just serves as an example. The day to day life can become hellishly busy, but just take that millisecond (or a jiffy, even!) and LOOK UP.

Look at the world around you and remember why you are here.

We lose the big picture sometimes. All it takes is one moment to remember why we are here and what it means to us.


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