Why do I always see all the bugs?

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The bugs are bad here in Charleston this time of year.

I’m from Louisiana, and I grew up in the “country,” so insects and creepy crawlers ain’t nothing new to me, but South Carolina is on some other level with its bugs.

Just the other day, we found something like a cross between a grasshopper and a scorpion just hangin’ out in our laundry room.

I woke up the other day to some june-bug type creatures outside our front door.

And I swear every night I come home, a giant salamander-esque creature slithers across my path.
(*For the record, I think it’s the same little guy every night! He has a nubby tail.)

I keep thinking to myself, “Why do I always see all the bugs?!”

Why don’t Michael or any of my friends notice them like I do?

WHY DO I ALWAYS SEE ALL THE DANG BUGS?!

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because I’m looking for them.

Not always consciously, but because I find them creepy, my senses are heightened to them.

It’s the same tale every woman trying to get pregnant tells: When you’re not pregnant but you want to be, all you see are pregnant people.

We see what our senses are heightened to.

“Why do I always see all the bugs?”

Is the same reason we find ourselves asking,
“Why do bad things always happen to me?”

The truth is, everyone is seeing all the bugs.
Bad things are always happening to everyone.

It’s just a matter of heightening your awareness to other things,
of choosing to see things besides all the bugs.


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What would change for you if you consciously started looking for all of the good things? All of the ways in which the Universe might be aligning for you rather than plotting against you? How would your day, your mindset be different if your senses were heightened to the magnificent instead of the malicious?