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LOOK. What a beautifully active word! When I look up the definition, I find, "direct one's gaze toward someone..." I like LOOK better than the word "see", but they are linked. When I LOOK, my eyes, my heart, my soul needs to see what's in front of me...but I can't see it if I'm not LOOKing. It is something that I think about. The minute difference between those words. I'm reminded of the saying, "What you focus on expands." (Attributed to many different people) I think of it as, "What you're LOOKing for...you'll see." It's all about perspective and what you're paying attention to in the world.
I'm paying attention to kindness, to love, to prayer, to miracles, to God. I see all of this...everyday...because I'm looking for it. Don't mistake me, life isn't rainbows and merry-go-rounds! I see all of this despite the pain and hurt in the world. I think LOOKing for God all around helps me survive the bad stuff! LOOK for the joy after the pain! LOOK for the help after the disaster! BE the miracle for someone who needs it.
Thinking about LOOK this morning...such a gift. Thank you!