November 21, 2014

Five Minute Friday: Notice

Each Friday I will be linking up with some lovely ladies to participate in Five Minute Friday. You set the timer, write for five minutes on a designated word (no spelling or grammar checking) and then share your post.

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This week's Five Minute Friday prompt is the word "Notice." 


Have you noticed how quickly things change? One minute you're sweating away in the heat of summer and the next thing you know it's almost Thanksgiving. Time has a way of doing that - slipping through our fingers before we even notice it's gone.

The wonderful thing about Thanksgiving is that it gives us the opportunity to notice the many things in our lives that we have to be thankful for: the people gathered around our table, the food in our oven, friends and family spending time together.

It makes me wonder how things might be different if I took the time to notice the things I should be thankful for all year long rather than just one day a year. What if I was intentional about noticing the people that God has placed into my life for this particular season?

It reminds me of that old question: "If a tree falls in the forest and no one is there to notice, does it make a sound?" (In case you're not sure of the answer: Yes. Yes it does.) You see the world doesn't wait for us to notice it's intricacies. It keeps on moving. The sad thing is that if we don't pay attention, we'll miss it.

We'll overlook the milk mustache on our toddler's face, not realizing that all too soon that a real one will take it's place (well at least it might if you have a house full of boys like I do).

We overlook the friends who live down the street because we're too busy "getting stuff done."

We fail to notice the opportunities we have right in front of us.

I want to be better about noticing.

I want to be better about being thankful for the little things - the things that all too often I fail to notice.


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  1. Love this one today. I have the same desire, to notice more and to pay attention. There are so many blessings that we miss if we are not trying to notice! Thanks for sharing your words with my heart today.

  2. Oh, its a really beautiful piece. Really beautiful. Loved the line, "the world doesn't wait for us to notice it's intricacies. It keeps on moving"....we need to be better at slowing down and being more mindful.....[Your milk vs. real moustache thought made me cry :(].....a fellow FMF-er


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