Noticing . . . and appreciating

IMG_5624 2Good Evening, God

My wonderful husband Kit and I were out for our morning walk when my eye was caught by this shower tree blossom.  I was delighted!  And then it hit me! It was delighted to be noticed!  

It made me think of the quote from William Butler Yeats:
               The World is filled with Magical Things
               patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.

Perhaps, God, all creation is waiting for us to “notice?”  Waiting for our senses to grow sharper and our hearts larger?  And not just beautiful things, God — all things!  If trees and plants, enjoy being noticed, then how much more all of us Creatures enjoy being noticed.
Noticers?  Is that a category?  Maybe even a spiritual gift?  I discovered a few years ago that one of my gifts was being An Encourager.  My mother was clearly an Appreciator, while my father was an Enjoyer.  Hmm.  I am not sure if Enjoyer is officially listed as a spiritual gift?  I think it is . . . but like all gifts is best used under the guidance of the Holy Spirit.
But back to noticing.  I will often do it by commenting on a new blouse or new hairdo.  It basically mean: I SEE YOU!  Oh yes, that wonderful quote from Paul Watslavick:  The Primary Purpose of Human Communication is to Confirm our Existence as Human Beings.
That is what noticing does — confirms our existence.  There are folks who seem to think negative noticing is better than NO noticing.  That seems so sad, God.  It seems as if they are not getting the emotional nourishment they need.
HMM.  Golly, God, I have been making the assumption that noticing — seeing — is basically positive.  But, now that I am thinking about it . . . it may very well depend on the orientation of the one who is noticing
Ah yes.  Our gifts are to be used with Your guidance.  

Story teller,

Tagged with:
Posted in appreciation, Choosing to respond, connecting, respect, Responding, seeing, stopping to see, The gift to SEE others

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Blogs I Follow
Brené Brown

chatting and sometimes, listening

Rachel Naomi Remen

chatting and sometimes, listening

A Moment with God

chatting and sometimes, listening

Sacred Dance Guild Journal

Since 1958 articles by members & guests offer news about activities, history, Sacred Dance practices, profiles of Sacred Dancers, choreography, images & illustrations.

Victoria Paulsen

How to Step In -- Substitute Teaching

Brené Brown

chatting and sometimes, listening

Rachel Naomi Remen

chatting and sometimes, listening

A Moment with God

chatting and sometimes, listening

Sacred Dance Guild Journal

Since 1958 articles by members & guests offer news about activities, history, Sacred Dance practices, profiles of Sacred Dancers, choreography, images & illustrations.

Victoria Paulsen

How to Step In -- Substitute Teaching

%d bloggers like this: