My pastor showed this video in church and to much chagrin...I believe this is so true.
A social experiment was done in a Washington DC subway, captured in the Washington Post article, Pearls Before Breakfast, showing how busy and pre-occupied we are as a society that we are not present to the goodness around us. Joshua Bell is a Grammy-award winning violinist and conductor, once a child prodigy, playing on an instrument worth $3 million. Watch as he plays in the subway area of DC as people go to work.
I believe he earned approximately $30 in his open violin case and very few paid him any attention at all.
This strikes so much conviction in my heart...as I know my heavenly Father is lavishing wonderful gifts upon me continually that go unnoticed because I fail to see...to stop...to contemplate...to listen...to notice. If we do not have a moment to stop and listen to one of the best musicians in the world playing the best music ever written, how many other things are we missing? Am I missing???
I'm sure I am not alone.