Everyone drives to work, unless you work at home. Well even at home you must walk to your desk or to another part of your house so I guess one does encounter obstacles regardless. Haha. I drive to work every single day, thirty miles each way. One day I was driving home after a very intense day of teaching and counseling adults I came across this steer standing in my path. My first thought was to honk and press on the gas to chase it out of my way but instead I stopped. I sat in my car watching this steer as he stood there just watching me too. In that moment I realized one important thing I have become too busy for, that natural obstacle which can totally throw you into an immediate reflection. A quick thought into your real life where you realize over and over again but you somehow never seem to maintain the thought to “pause.” A real pause on a regular basis to reflect on where you are at that moment, whether it is work related or your personal life. I paused that day to a. Slow down b. Breathe deeply c. Enjoy Nature d. Smile.