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…