Listen…

The sun sets on another day…

Sunset was subdued, and it felt good to watch the silent sky. The pictures tonight do not do justice to the spectacle that was before me.

I often write about listening and hearing. Many people in the world listen for the sole purpose of responding and don’t really hear anything. Some people walk in the middle and sometimes hear some of what is said. I don’t often talk about the rest of our senses. We should pay close attention to them as well.

Consider all the people around us that communicate not just through words but gestures, actions, and a series of subtle items. Consider the source of what we are listening to and pay attention closely; you may get an idea of what people have been through. It is not for us to judge based on anyone since but instead up to us to interpret the world so we can communicate more effectively.

In social situations, I am always more engaged when I listen, hear, and pay attention to a person’s eyes. Perhaps if you walk away with anything today, walk away with the knowledge that someone very wise once said the eyes are a window to a soul. It is there that we sometimes need to pay attention to.

So as the sun sets on another day, the world is a great place if you listen and learn. The world is a great place if you open your eyes and see. The world is great if you take the time to smell the flowers. The world is great if you feel the coolness upon your skin. All of these things open your mind to new excitements. Pay attention to all you can, and I hope you can expand your point of view every day, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and be amazing…