Love notices. Love pays attention to words, emotions, actions, and people that others overlook and miss.
Paying attention pays off, for we are happiest when we give ourselves away. If you love someone, pay attention.
Love looks out for the interest of others. Love pays attention to the small things that can have a big impact.
I’m sharing a story today that I read in one of my morning devotionals. It seemed to fit right in with my theme and so I thought you might enjoy it too.
Once upon a time a woman was flying on a plane across the country. She was feeling afraid and sorry for herself and very annoyed by the sniffling of a little boy sitting beside her. She scolded the man on the other side of the child for not taking care of him.
This child isn't with me, he said, I thought he was yours.
The little boy wiped his tears and said, I'm with nobody. When my Aunt Maggie gets tired of me in New York, she sends me back to California, and my aunt in California doesn't want me either and sends me back to New York. I was kind of...scared...and wished someone would pay attention to me.
So what did the woman do? She forgot her fears and her loneliness and her annoyance, all her sour feelings. She put her arms around the little boy, who snuggled against her and fell asleep with a smile on his face.
Give whatever you are doing and whoever you are with the gift of your attention