Maybe there are days we seem to just blend into the crowd, and we feel like no one notices us as an individual. If we realize that others – especially our spouse or our children – can feel that way as well, then we can determine to make a difference by taking a minute to notice them in a positive way.
I was inspired to think more about this idea by a portion of a book I’m enjoying, Hands Free Life by Rachel Macy Stafford.
“Let us all be Noticers today.
Let us notice our children’s gifts rather than their flaws. Let us notice what our spouse does right, not what he or she did wrong. Let us notice the sacrifices our parents made, rather than all the times they messed up.
Let us notice how hard people are working, not how quickly they are providing service. Let us notice where our love and kindness is needed, rather than spew criticism and scrutiny where it is not needed.
Let us be Noticers. Love others right where they are….just as they are. Someone is just waiting for us to notice what’s blooming or wilting inside that could use a little undivided attention.”
This act of noticing could be as simple as complimenting the cashier at the grocery store on her manicure or thanking your husband for taking out the trash or praising your child for how neatly she put her toys away. Let’s see how many people we can notice and appreciate today!
Who will you notice today?