Friday, September 14, 2012

Paying Attention

Paying Attention

So many times
we run our lives
in busy haste and urgency
never paying attention
to the beauty all around us

Take time to slow yourself down
smell the flowers
see the beautiful color palette
formed in nature
glance at the clouds forming above

Spend time with others
hear what they have to say
don't just listen halfway
listen with full intention
take in the words you hear from them

Make someone feel as if they matter
that you care only for them
in that moment
for today we truly 
pass each other by so quickly

For paying attention 
to all this life is offering you
you will find there are lessons 
in each and every gift
that is presented to you