I'm very excited again this week to join a talented group of women bloggers in an online, unedited flash mob free write. This week, the word-prompt given to us by our fearless leader Kate Motaung (whose wonderful blog can be found at katemotaung.com) is "turn". My timer is set for 5 minutes; ready, set,
Notice. An interesting word I rarely give much thought to.
What do I notice?
Do I notice when someone around me is hurting ~~ and take action?
Do I notice the small acts of kindness extended by others ~~ and express gratitude?
Do I notice the beauty in the world around me ~~ and say thank you?
Do I notice opportunities to be a positive force ~~ and jump in?
Sometimes I do. All too often, though, I don't.
What am I doing that catches the notice of others?
Do others see me responding to harshness with kindness?
Do they see me working tirelessly to help others just because it's the right thing to do, and not for glory and attention?
Do they notice a warm smile on my face?
Notice. I need to pay notice to so many things.
To the beauty in the world and in those around me.
To my own actions and attitudes.
To opportunities to serve.
But primarily, I need to stop, be silent and still, and take notice of what God has said and is saying to me. That, in a nutshell, is all I really need to take notice of. If I do, everything will fall into its rightful place.