Can you see the laugh lines on my face or the tiny grey hairs forming?
The experiences that I’ve had, all the bad and the good that make me who I am today?
Can you see the tough times I’ve been through or the tears I’ve shed?
The people I’ve loved?
Can you see my heart bulging in excitement to share my creations of love, or my voice waiting to be heard?
Can you see all the hard work I’ve done?
Can you see my pain?
Can you see where I’ve been?
Do you see me?
A blog I read inspired me to do some deep thought and write so many things I’ve wanted to express over the years. I can really relate to her in a way. Here is a link to her blog: http://meganaronson.wordpress.com/
I was inspired about this subject today because I have felt for a long time now that most people are in auto pilot a lot of the time, not really seeing life or other people around them. Just going through the motions of the day. Getting angry and yelling at the car in front of them. Just paying the person at the drive through window and not even giving a second glance. Perhaps not noticing other people in line at the store.
I know this because I’ve been this way before, It wasn’t until I had my wake up call, a near death experience that I changed my perspective, actually I kind of did a one eighty all together but that’s another story. I might make a future post on that sometime.
Now I choose to be present, to really see people and to be kind, loving and thoughtful to others. Partaking in random acts of kindness.
When I notice I’m in auto pilot I automatically shift in to being present again. We have a choice to be present. You never know what someone might be going through, that little act of kindness or a smile can completely change their day and shift their mood or perspective.
So next time your at the grocery store in line and someone comes up behind you with only an item or two, smile and let them go ahead. The next time you are eating at the mall and you see an old woman with grey hair cleaning the tables, working hard and sweeping the floor, try saying “hello how is your night going”? Look right in their eyes and acknowledge them.
Everyone wants to be seen and acknowledged. It’s a sign of respect, care and love, and by sharing the love, you are in turn getting love back.
It’s like a mirror, what you reflect you get back. Put yourself in their shoes for a moment and really see others and the world around you.
We are all in this world together, why not make the most of it and choose love. It might just put a smile on someone’s face and yours.
A recent “Heart Story” pendant I just listed on etsy: