In Plain Sight

13 Feb

As you walk down your driveway do you notice the life going on around you? It sounds like a very simple question with a simple answer – Yes, but are you sure? I would bet that you fail to notice more than 60 percent of your immediate surroundings. I can say this with confidence because you think you see these things everyday, so assume they haven’t changed.

Are there more or less birds today? How about tree branches on the ground? Leaves accumulated in any particular area? How about your flower beds, are there sprouts starting to push up? These are simple things, yes, but consider that if you fail to notice the little things in your yard, what are you not seeing outside your protected area around your house?

If you were to take the time to see what is going on around you, I can reasonably assure you that you would be surprised at all the life you were overlooking. Today we are too engrossed in our worlds, our mobile phones and tablets, our friends or even family, that taking notice of those around us fall by the wayside. Let me ask this question, are you open and friendly greeting and smiling at those around you or are you someone who keeps your eyes straight forward and don’t say hello unless someone says something to you?

I ask these questions because life happens all around us everyday and everywhere we go and if you are not seeing it, you just might be missing out on a miracle happening right in front of you. When you start paying close attention you will be surprised at what is going on in plain sight all around you.

Today people are so tied to their cell phones taking self-ies and texting that they are completely ignorant of what or who is around them or what they are doing. In today’s world that can be a dangerous thing. I’m not trying to scare you, but I am trying to make you become aware of your surroundings and those in your immediate area. The reason is that there is a whole world of life that most do not see and there are everyday miracles being overlooked.

So I am asking the next time you walk out your door to take a good look at what is out there and see what you have failed to see so often because you think you see it everyday. It just may open your eyes to the glorious happenings in our daily life. You just may see something spiritual in nature.

Walk daily with God at your side!

Love,

Ed

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2 Responses to “In Plain Sight”

  1. the warrioress February 14, 2016 at 11:16 pm #

    Happy Valentine’s Day to you and Ann, Ed! From Jessa and I.

    • efchristi February 15, 2016 at 9:43 am #

      Happy Valentines day to you and Jessa from us! Hugs.

      From a few of the comments I’ve received on this post, I think it has gone over the heads of the readers. We are blinded by complacency and don’t realize just what we don’t see. Maybe for the best, but I suspect not.
      Actually, I feel most people who sent me comments only glanced at the post and really didn’t absorb it. So much like life.

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