All it takes is a glance to make an immediate connection. A snatched look and instantly something happened. Our mind starts to formulate opinions, thoughts and ideas. We even make value judgments, whether fair or unfair. It’s kind of crazy to think that a mere glance could change your life. By taking a glance it could cause you to lose track of the where you’re going. Or an unexpected glance could even cause you to intentionally desert your current path in order to reconnect with the object of the glance. If you ponder that for a bit, I wonder how much of our lives were altered by just a glance?
It certainly is possible and likely probable that many relationships started with a glance. Two people walking down a school hallway, a sudden turn of the head could be the beginning of a life together and it all started with a glance. You could be driving down the road, lost in a good song and you slightly turn to the right and there you see a lost dog on the side of the road. Now it’s your new pet.
Just as ones life could change with a glance, how many other things happen by coincidence or happenstance? I’m not sure about you, but if you believe in “chance” then life is just a bunch of glances and random interactions that are somehow put together to formulate ones life. I personally do not fall into that category. I believe there is something much more deliberate about our life. When certain things just seem to fall into place it confirms my belief in a more intentional existence.
A glance starts with sight then it triggers our amazing brain into action. It ignites other senses. How many times have you walked down a city street, pass a pizzeria and all of a sudden those pies in the window trigger your desperate need for a slice. The sight caused you to want to smell and taste that pizza in the window. Maybe you’re walking along a beach and you glance in the water and see a piece of sea-glass. You have to pick it up so you can feel and touch the glass. What starts as a glance often leads to another action and another opportunity to ignite our senses. So who knows where the next glance will take you. You may see the love of your life as you meander down the sidewalk or as you peak from the book you’re reading while sitting on a park bench.
Watch out next time you glance. A lot could happen, but perhaps it is all part of the plan?