Friday, October 19, 2012

Another Pair of Shoes

My Five Minute Friday on: Look

From the moment I wrangle myself from under the warm covers with alarm man reciting today's weather I am making a choice.

When I brush her hair and she cries cause it pulls and I yell because I'm trying to be gentle. We're late and those words come out of me, angry and impatient. I am making a choice.

As I hurry to the grocery store, with songs playing loud and my mind filled with chatter and thoughts and schedules and plans. I choose.

These shoes I'm standing in, this view I'm looking from, is it mine?

I choose myself more times then not. I get caught up in the blurry hurry and I hear my own thoughts and I see it all being about myself.

There is a choice. To look from another pair of shoes — yours. When I'm intentional and I actually LOOK at you.

I see in my rearview that woman sobbing on her cell behind me and I wonder why her heart is breaking right then.

I see that grayed woman struggling to lift those cans and cartons in bags.

I see the hurt face of a sweet girl when her Momma says things rough and impatient. When that rush makes the schedule more important then gentleness on long hair tangles.

When I look, really look, and the details smack me between the eyes and my heart gets involved in the doings of others instead of myself.

That's the choice I want to make.

Linking up with Lisa-Jo today…
Five Minute Friday


Anonymous said...

Oh, yes. I see myself in this post, too.

Audra Silva said...

Words so true, convicting and encouraging all the same. great post!

Mandy said...

That's a lot of goodness in 5 minutes! Such a great reminder, Christy. So often I get caught up in the busyness and chaos and forget to LOOK.

Unknown said...

So very thankful for my kind blog visitors! I'm so happy for your encouraging comments!


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