My prompt… Three-Tenths
Write down 10 words. Pick 3. These 3 are the post title. And… Write!
My full list: welcome, look, gratitude, listen, red, coffee, awake, dream, sleep, blanket
The 3 words of my title practically jumped into my lap when I was done writing my list. I’m glad they did.
Each day I make it a point of looking around at my surroundings. Not just glancing and seeing trees, cars, houses, people, etc. But really looking.
I look at the colors that are painted across the sky in the morning as the sun rises while I drive to work. And as the sun sets on my way home. Every morning and every evening is different. Sometimes a little different and sometimes really different. All of them beautiful. There are so many amazing colors when you really look.
I look at the decorations that are on people’s homes. There are still some Christmas lights up and on. They make me smile. I have seen some Valentine’s Day decorations already. Looking at those makes me think that someone loves love. And they want to share that with the world.
Have you ever really looked into someone’s eyes to see all of the different colors in their blue or hazel eyes? Have you looked at the wonder in your child’s eyes or the love in your husband’s eyes? I remind myself to do that because these are the people I see every day but sometimes forget to really look at.
Listen to them. Really listen to those same people whose eyes you are taking a deeper look at. When they ask for a glass of water are they really asking to spend more time with you. Don’t just hear that they are talking. Listen to the words. Listen to what is beneath those words.
Listen to the world around you. The traffic. The chatter. The clicking of keyboards. The babies crying. And listen to the things that are a bit softer… The comforting sounds of a mother’s voice. The music that the person is listening to while they type. The kind words that the people are saying to each other. The birds flying around the cars.
Now… listen to the silence. The pause between the words, between the chirps between the notes. The silence that makes all of the other noises sound beautiful. In the silence I find peace and beauty and God.
In the silence…
I can DREAM.
All photos were taken by me on a recent trip to Hawai’i.