Monday, October 6, 2008

Do you have selective focus too?

Another blog inspired by the “For Better or For Worse” comic Strip by Lynn Johnston. This one has a Mother, & her 5-year-old son, walking with her toddler girl in a stroller, meeting an elderly neighbour, who immediately makes a big fuss over the little girl in the stroller completely ignoring the boy. Then as she walks away, the little boy blows her a large raspberry to display his annoyance at her ignoring him completely.
Now I wonder how often we are like that older lady, and become so completely absorbed on one object or person, so that we totally, even if unintentionally, ignore all others and all other things around us, to our own and even their, oblivion?
So today, I ask you to just stop for a moment or two and to take your eyes off of your own "special obsessions” for a few moments, and just look around at the other things also happening right now, right around you. By all means, be involved in your own special interests, but do share some of your time and enthusiasm for the other things around you too. You may be surprised at all the other “Special things” that you may have missed right around you. Both to your own hurt and to theirs too! Have a great day as you lift up your eyes and look around you anew!

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