As parents and adults, we tell children to pay attention to those things that are happening around them. Sometimes, we have to say, “Put the phone down and pay attention.” Or, “Look people in the eye and pay attention.” This week, I’m reminded that we should all take our own advice and see the world for a little while through the eyes of a child. Watch with wonder. Pay attention to the world around us and absorb all there is to learn like a sponge, just as little ones do. Look for the adventure and miracles every day brings. Step away from the technology and acknowledge the people and get really present in the moments. What a wonderful shift that would be from the lens so many people watch their worlds through these days. Life is filled with a million little wonderful reminders of our value, worth, relationships, hope, and goodness when those are the things we PAY ATTENTION to. This week, let’s do just that.
Something to Think About
This really is one of life’s simple realities that really does make a difference. Pay attention, not only to your own life and the things that are going on in your world, but to the ones you love and to what is happening in their world.
Pay attention to your loved ones this week. Send a card to at least five people you love and imagine them opening it and how much it will make their day. Then turn your attention to past clients. Those VIPs make up your referral base. Make it a point to call at least ten and send postcards to at least 100.
Words of Wisdom
I truly believe that everything that we do and everyone that we meet is put in our path for a purpose. There are no accidents; we’re all teachers – if we’re willing to pay attention to the lessons we learn, trust our positive instincts and not be afraid to take risks or wait for some miracle to come knocking at our door. -Marla Gibbs
Your children can be around you all day, but if you don’t spend quality time with them and you don’t pay attention to them and talk to them and listen to them, it doesn’t matter that they’re just around you. – Brandy Norwood
Tell me to what you pay attention and I will tell you who you are. – Jose Ortega y Gasset
“Who doesn’t want to know that we notice them and value them? And who might respond to us better when they feel that they matter? It probably cannot be overstated – it matters…that people matter.” – Steve Goodier
One thing about challenges in life is: through them, we learn how to overcome them. Always Pay Attention!” ? Olaotan Fawehinmi