I want to encourage you to take a little time to appreciate everything around you. As I’m writing this I’m sitting on a train on my way back to school after Spring Break. It’s a gorgeous day outside, a little taste of the spring days to come. The train is traveling along a beautiful area at sunset. When we crossed over a body of water the view was breath taking. When I looked at the people around me to see if they were enjoying the view too, they weren’t. Everyone was too busy paying attention to their laptops and smartphones to notice the beauty that was all around them. That made me start thinking, the best thing about technology might be the fact we can turn it off and walk away at any point. But do we? No, most of us are too distracted to even notice the amazing things that are happening around us. We miss out on so much simply because we’re always too busy to enjoy it. When we look back at the time that we’ve spent in our lives don’t we want to remember the beautiful moments? That will be impossible if we miss out on all of the amazing moments we have the opportunity to experience. With spring right around the corner I urge you to take the time to step away from technology and to take the time to appreciate the beautiful world around you. If you slow down you might just catch an amazing, once in a lifetime show.