This week I'm in the Texas area on a work project. I drove from Chicago to Dallas. Most folks look at me like I'm insane when I say that I drove down here. I thought I was going to go insane as I approached Oklahoma, but a funny thing happened. I realized how lucky I am being able to get on the road and just drive.
Oklahoma wasn't so bad after all. I imagined not being able to get into my car and just drive away. Suddenly, the landscape looked green. In Texas, I've made a point of appreciating everything around me. Who knew Texas BBQ was so good. I stopped at a restaurant known to have the best chili in the state. Hot!! I wouldn't normally have done that before. I'd be happy just sitting in my room alone. But, I'm not behind bars. I don't have to sit in my room alone. I can, "see things that I may never see again and go places that I've never been."
I'm not necessarily looking forward to the drive back, but I won't go insane.