Joining in with Five Minute Friday over at Lisa-Jo Baker's blog again this week. Today's word is "present."
In our world of smart phones and instant communication, it can be very easy to be distracted and forget about the people right in from of you. We forget the power of being present in the moment and place where we are.
Being present is important. We feel valued and loved when the person in front of us is present with us - rather than constantly checking their phone for the next message.
It's in being present that we notice the important things in life. And that we notice the people around us who are important to us.
When we walk through life feeling unnoticed by the people we care about and who are supposed to care about us, we can easily get discouraged. It makes us feel unimportant and unloved when people don't seem to feel the need to be present when they are with us.
How are you doing at being present with the people right in front of you?
Are you present with them? Or are you distracted by the instant communication our world is constantly putting in our faces?
Five Minute Friday is five minutes of writing on the word for the week. No editing or back-tracking
or over-thinking. Just sharing what comes to mind from the heart.