It was terrifying. It was the biggest spider that I’ve ever seen… and remember I lived in Australia!  It was right in front of me on the dash of my car.  Seriously, the thing was humongous.  I freaked out.  I threw the car in park and tried to figure out either how to escape or how to kill the spider without messing up the interior of our new car.  But when I looked again, there it was, gone.  And not knowing where it was, was more terrifying than knowing where it was.

Angela looked at me like I was crazy as I tried to explain why I was hyperventilating.  Then I realized that the spider wasn’t in the car with me, and even if it had been, it wasn’t that big. The spider was on the lense of my backup camera. When I put the car in reverse, there it was, magnified on the display bigger than life.

We are living in a time that fear seems to be the prevailing emotion. Fear of COVID, fear of what the economy holds and fear of social and environmental upheaval.  But all too often, like the spider, the issues have been magnified, and we discover they aren’t nearly as close or as large as they appear.

Have a great week and remember: To see what is really possible, you will have to attempt the impossible.

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