Today’s Word: ‘ATTENTION’ as in … a pause, a stop, then looking back to see if something is in the way of you moving forward.
Lately, the speed of life has been ratcheted up. Way up. Lots to do. We all have these days where the calendar and the to-do list(s) gang up on us and we realize that we’ve either been out of breath or we’ve forgotten to breathe all together. I was somewhere between those to breathless moments when I sat down, put my hands in my lap and exhaled. It was one of those big, measured “Wow, I needed to just sit down, put my hands in my lap and exhale!”
And it was only 8:30 in the morning! That’s when my good, good friend looked across the table at me and asked, “So…what is that about?” Instead of just rushing past all of that or ignoring what needed attention, he gave me the opportunity to first pause, then stop, then turn in a different direction.
The gift I received was some space for some new perspective, and then some more oxygen.
Try this: If someone in your life seems preoccupied, overloaded, frazzled and otherwise out of breath, just help them pause, then stop, then look back to see if something is in the way of them moving forward.