"After all, his only goal has been to help his companions along the road to discover the treasure of their own lives right where they are, moment after moment, time and time again."
Roshi, Jakusho Kwong (2007-12-18). No Beginning, No End: The Intimate Heart of Zen (p. 20). Random House, Inc.. Kindle Edition.
One reason Grampa writes these little thoughts to you is summed up in the quote above.
We can spend our lives always looking across the road, over the hill and even through a wrought iron fence, thinking, " there is where I need to be", when all along there is a profound treasure in your own life, right where you are.
Your life. Right where you are!
Look and see Alice!