‚ÄúHow hard can it be?‚Äù A question I ask frequently. Like, how hard can it be to start a new business AND coordinate a move from North Hampton to downtown Fernandina Beach simultaneously? I‚Äôll let you know in another week when we open the doors to the store and close on our house. In the meantime, we are juggling the logistics and details. What I found interesting in our move downtown was the new configuration needed to fit everything. In the downsize, we had to get creative to make it work. Items that were more of an afterthought in our old home have taken center stage. A lamp I rarely used for 4+ years is now the focal point in one room - and the first one I turn on when I walk in. It made me pause the other night and think, how often do we go through life with focal point potential in the background? For example, this lamp sitting in the corner for years (rarely turned on) is repositioned and immediately the potential is recognized. The light is shining more frequently and more prominently. Often, we miss the potential in our relationships, circumstances, obstacles, and experiences until we make a move. We take those who are closest to us for granted - we place them in the corner as an accessory. We continue to walk through the same routine, which provides the same circumstance, bigger obstacles and minimal experiences. And while we know the difficulty with any move is the requirement to make a decision and change direction, we resist it. We can try to ignore it. We can complain about it. We can fight it. Or we can embrace it and make the move. It‚Äôs not always easy but it‚Äôs essential for us to continue to stretch and grow. So, this week I ask, what is one thing (relationship or situation) you can ‚Äúmove things around‚Äù and experience more of the potential? The righteous keep moving forward, and those with clean hands become stronger and stronger. Job 17:9 NLT I‚Äôm so thankful that in this season (exhausting AND invigorating) I‚Äôm surrounded by the people I‚Äôm closest to. I‚Äôm reminded daily of the blessing to be in this position and blessed by the people God has placed around me.