The world seems in a rush to point out and hold up the weaknesses, flaws and inconsistencies of places, policies, politics, and people. And certainly one cannot deny that they exist. We live on spinning planet filled with imperfect people responding to all sorts of conflicts, prejudices and problems. But if we persist in being fixated on the darkness of life and the brokenness of others, we run the risk of missing what’s right in the world.
I think the light deserves as least equal time. I heard once that, “What we give our attention to, has our attention.” Our life is time and how we spend that time is not so much a matter of chance, as it is a matter of choice.
Of all that is available to see and call attention to in others… what will I choose to call attention and celebrate in the world around me?
“What will I give my attention to today?” or “What will I focus on?”
Seeking Perfect Moments – and The Fairy Queen
My wife Rebecca like to say, “We are imperfect people, living in an imperfect world, seeking perfect moments.”
This has helped us both be more intentional about what we seek and celebrate in each other, our children and our world.
I am coming to understand more than ever before, that each day, even the most challenging ones, is filled with perfect moments.
What a tragedy it is to miss them, because we were so focused on the darkness of the world or the brokenness of others.
When our Ashlyn was younger she believed in Fairies.
She would put on her magic Fairy Queen wings and we would go looking for secret fairy houses around the yard.
It wasn’t easy because as you probably know they were always moving around. (A bit like Elf on the Shelf)
So finding one was a magical and perfect moment. BUT, We had to LOOK to find it.
Today, I invite you to look for, find and celebrate the light in others and the perfect moments in your life.