In Others’ Words: Pay Attention!
We hear those words a lot, don’t we?
Maybe someone says them to us … or maybe we’re the ones trying to get someone else to listen up, to focus … to pay attention to what we’re saying or what we’re doing.
We give our attention to what — and to who — is important. And so I think José Ortega y Gasset got it right when he said what we pay attention to tells us who we are. If we spend time and energy on something –or someone — that means we value them, right? Oh, sure, there are times we goof off (it’s called relaxing), but what about the things we devote time and effort to?
- Our jobs
- Our families
- Our friends
- Our ministries
- Our exercise regimens
- Our hobbies
- Our faith
If someone asked, “What are you paying attention to right now?” What would they discover about you?
In Others’ Words: We could look at today’s quote and let it weigh us down or let it lift us up. Go easy on yourself. Take a look at your real or virtual To Do list and discover who you are. What does it say about you? What did you find out about yourself that you liked?[Tweet “In Others’ Words: Pay Attention! #InOthersWords #lifequotes #payattention”] [Tweet “”Tell me what you pay attention to and I will tell you who you are.” #quotes #JoseOrtegayGassett #payattention”]
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