Monday, June 7, 2021
Word for the Week
Many times here I have made the statement "notice what you notice". A friend uses this phrase quite often when she gives sermons or talks in public. I love the concept of it and have picked it up to use also.
Recently I have been reading Wintering, The Power of Rest and Retreat in Difficult Times by Katherine May. Because of the title I was holding it to read in Winter, then I thought that is silly. I will read it now; so I began reading and quite glad I have.
This morning as I was reading I began thinking of that word notice again. Here is the sentence that pulled me into these thoughts. "The year will move on no matter what, but by paying attention to it, feeling its beat, and noticing the moments of transition--perhaps even taking time to think about what we want from the next phase in the year--we can get a measure of it." She also talked about just noticing the sunrise and sunset as we travel through the year and how that changes with the seasons and how that effects us. It just seems to be those little things that sometimes get overlooked and life flies by without us noticing.
So I will ask you this morning, what are you noticing in your day this very moment? Did the sun come up a little earlier today? What flower is blooming near you? Is there something deep in your heart that you haven't brought yet to the surface to notice? Dear friends, let's together "notice what you notice" and then smile at the knowledge of noticing those little things.