Re-learning how to pay attention to the people who I cherish the most is an act of love. Everyone, including myself, wants the people their closest with listening – and I mean really listening – to them, noticing the things about them that doesn’t require a word.
It can cause major relationship transformations if I commit to re-learning a very important skill, such as this one. Attention to detail is a way to show someone I really care for them. Sure, I can hear things, while I’m busy doing a gazillion other things but stopping to see their face, what might be getting left unsaid – that’s truly valuable.
It gives me a greater chance of truly living a life full of joy. It’s a gift that doesn’t cost me anything either, but worth so very much!
I adore the people in my life, and I grimace at the thought of them questioning the love I have for them. Changing this bad habit is worth them not having to doubt that. It’s completely selfish of me to put my attention on anything else, especially as they’re attempting to communicate with me!
Because I’m also then leaving something unsaid. “I’m very busy, but go ahead, speak. Trust me, I can hear you.” How arrogant.
It’s my duty – as a wife, mother, sister, daughter, niece, friend, any role I have in a relationship – to feel humble that they’d even want to communicate with me. But also to put what they’re needing from me in that moment, ahead of any other obligation. They’re my priority in those situations! No additional questions are necessary.
Attention to Pray
So my prayer is that my family will know each day how special they are to me. I ask God to help us constantly make one another understand we’re loved and valuable. In Jesus name, Amen.