Things Aren’t Always As They Seem

Friday, June 19, 2009

Absorbed

I was thinking about this today. How so many people are so absorbed in their own lives and what is going on they miss what is going on around them. I think I am a pretty observant friend. However, sometimes they tell me something that totally confuses me. Like how did I miss that?? I am so happy to say that this rarely happens and is usually when they don;t want to talk about something anyway. I just think we all become so absorbed, key word for the post, in what we are doing we lose the opportunity to see what the people around us are going through and help them. Last night I was at the dreaded Walmart to get a few things and Steve's med, those observant people know he has been home sick all week. Back to the story, we were waiting in line and I started talking to these people that had a tiny little baby with them. Come to find out they were going through some things that I have dealt with in the past. We talked for a long time and actually chatted on the phone later that night. Now, do I think I am a wonderful person, well maybe, but really I think I forgot what I was there to get and focused on someone's need because that is what we are all here to do. We all have things to do, groceries to get, but sometimes we have to lay down those lists and look at the list of eternal importance. That importance is helping those around us having a smoother ride here on earth. I hope that I can get better at this. Sometimes with four screamers at the store or the park or even at home I think that I miss out on some opportunities to help other people along their own journey. I get too absorbed in what I am doing and lose sight of what I am supposed to be doing. This sweet lady reminded of why I really went to the store. I went out into the world find someone who was in need and fill that need. Getting my groceries should always be second in my mind. I remember a talk once where this lady, yes that is how my memory works, talked about how every morning she prays for the Lord to guide her to those people that need her help that day. I am not at that point yet, sometimes I just want to wallow in my own challenges. One day.

4 comments:

{A}nnie said...

lUV this post Stacy,....... :)
yes, ONE DAY! I think we all do this...its so easy to be distracted in our OWN lifes and challenges....and blessings even.

thanks for sharing this today!

Cindy said...

I love your comments on this. There is a weekness in people today, they feel like they have to hurry to get ahead of the world. When in fact, they just need to slow down to be ready for the eternaties. In my morning prayers I ask what I can do for my Father today, and then I go about listening and doing. Everything else works out better when I do.

Have a great day, keep it up.

Cindy said...

Stacy, I want to comment to you again. I think you and I are alike. You call it an intense personality, I like to call it a passionate personality. I am very passionate with everything. I use to not be so sure about that gift. But I am now. I have received some mighty powerful gifts from my Father in Heaven -- and you know what -- the world might knock me down sometimes -- but I will not let my Father in Heaven down.

If you'd like, give me your e-mail address and I will invite you to my blog.
cindygeilmann@yahoo.com

mandie said...

Hmmm...I don't buy it. Not until you start remembering my birthday. ;)