We look around us every day as we go about our daily activities. But how often do we see? We pass by people, buildings, roads. But do we see that a person may need a smile, that the buildings are in disrepair, that turning down a road may lead to something new in our lives?
I try my best to look around and see what is happening in my surroundings: to see if there is someone who needs a smile, or a helping hand; or even to realise that someone I love needs a hug or a few kind words. If I am looking and seeing, I am able to offer my help without being asked. By being aware of my surroundings I am able to know what is going on in my family, in my classroom, and in my community.
However, there are days that I make the conscious effort not to see. Days during which I feel the need to look inside myself: either physically, emotionally, or spiritually. It is on those days that I would need a person to be looking; a person who would help to comfort or acknowledge what I am currently experiencing.
So often we look and do not see. Would our lives be different if we did?
© Colline Kook-Chun, 2012
(Join me in the Five Minute Friday Challenge hosted by Lisa-Jo Baker. Participants write for 5 minutes with no editing, no over thinking, and no backtracking. This week’s prompt is: Look)