What’s Your Agave?

The aim of life is to live, and to live means to be aware, joyously, drunkenly, serenely, divinely aware. – Henry Miller

One of the beauties of walking with the Lord and being fully aware is that you never know when an ordinary exchange will turn into a thought-provoking conversation.

I was recently getting a cashier’s check at the bank for my landlords, Agave Ridge Townhomes. The teller commented that he knew how to spell “agave” because of his ex-girlfriend.

Apparently, she was slightly obsessed with agave plants and used to point them out during car rides and walks (yes, agave plants exist in southern California). Agaves were her “thing.”

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Dragon Tree Agave Plant

Here’s where being aware of the moment you’re in, versus where you’re going next, makes the difference between ho-hum and WOW. Rather than ignoring him or making some non-committal ‘oh, that’s nice,” I stopped and asked “What’s your agave?”

“Airplanes,” he replied emphatically.

Without hesitation, this bank teller started to share his dream of wanting to become a pilot. His whole persona changed. He talked about how much he loved flying and the hours he’s already completed about small jets. I would have had no clue that the guy who counts money by day soars on clouds in his off time!

Before I left, I encouraged him to keep pursuing his passion. And it got me thinking about what I’m passionate about and what makes me glow… and reminded me that everyone has a story.

So what is YOUR agave, readers?

Dream Big

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