Cameras can focus on one thing, and in the process will lose focus on others. We’ve all seen pictures that are perfect on one thing in front but blurry elsewhere. I contend that we do a lot of this ourselves as people. We can enter a room, see one person, and everyone else is faded away, barely even noticed. We can be up against a deadline and not even really think about everything else we do in that time. We can be so caught up in one opportunity, or often one already-missed opportunity, that we don’t see several others which passed by.
There are times when this is good. Sometimes, someone really does need our full attention, and it is a real gift to give it. Other times this is definitely not the case. Think about slowing down. Notice what you are passing. Appreciate everything, have gratitude for it. Don’t be a digital camera that can only focus on one thing, we were given too many gifts as human beings to be that limited.