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The word for this week is: Notice
Sometimes we are too busy to stop and notice. Notice anything. Notice that we aren’t happy, or we aren’t feeling joy, or we are enjoying our lives. We’re too busy stuck doing the dishes, or taking out the garbage, or worrying about how our kid only got 3 words right on their spelling test. We’re too busy noticing all of the wrong things.
Sometimes I wish I wasn’t stuck noticing all the things I don’t like, or I don’t want to do, or all the things I “think” are wrong…and I wish I was able to spend time noticing all the things that are good. Notice the good that is hidden in all the bad. Or at least what I consider to be bad.
Every once in awhile I notice the small things. The joy in my daughter’s eyes when I catch her with a crayon drawing on something she “shouldn’t” be drawing on. And for a moment I see through her eyes, and I notice that she is seeing something amazing. Something beautiful. Something “pretty.” She doesn’t live by rules, or “have to’s” or “should’s” she notices the now. She notices what is real. She notices what makes her happy and she isn’t afraid to just go out and do it.
To notice what makes me happy. To notice and go do it. yup.