DID YOU NOTICE … (todays “kick in the rear” post)!

What did you notice when you first woke up this morning?

… As you prepared yourself for the day’s activities?

… When you had your first beverage of the day?

… As the day progressed?

…When evening came?

… As you prepared for bed?

… What did you notice?


Did you notice that the sun came up? Did you notice that other people depend on you, directly or indirectly? Even the store clerk where you shop, your smile and a few pleasant words can make the difference in his or her busy day?

Did you notice things beyond the state of your own condition and existence …

…because if you didn’t notice these things … then you’re missing out on so much that life has to offer you. That life does offer you … each and every day you’re alive!

If you really want to be liked and be loved more … if you feel that this isn’t happening (if you spend all your time noticing that you’re being treated unfairly or that you aren’t worthy or anything else where your thoughts are only on yourself), then you are most definitely not noticing the right things.

“There is a wonderful law of nature
that the three things we crave most in life
happiness, freedom, and peace of mind,
are always attained
by giving them to someone else.”
~ Peyton C. March



What and who will you notice today? Have a good day today, thank you for stopping by,

~ Penny


28 thoughts on “DID YOU NOTICE … (todays “kick in the rear” post)!

  1. Lovely written (as always)! You’re absolutely right! there are so much this morning that I didn’t even noticed … Like the the beautiful weather … all I really noticed was my tired face in the mirror.. By the way , our Lullaby is done and I will send it to you soon πŸ™‚

  2. I don’t know what it is about having someone close to you (and perhaps yourself as well) stricken with a serious illness that provides more clarity to everything around you. If this makes any sense at all, it seems in some respect to make life richer. Perhaps it is the less than gentle reminder that life is fragile and we should ring out every last drop of it daily.

  3. Everyone looks but not many observe, that was something that Sherlock Holmes said, well roughly anyway. it’s amazing to notice the little things in life, I’m glad you are here to remind us to open our glazed eyes.

  4. Two days running, when out walking the dog, I’ve crossed paths with sour-faced women who haven’t the courtesy to return my smile. My son, who was out with me, thought them very rude and needing to sort out their acts.

    But I’m not going to let this put me off smiling. As you say, for some people it will make their day πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  5. I start nearly everyday watching the sun rise… quietly with a cuppa in my hand, cig in the other and the quiet of the morning… hot or cold makes no difference… and that is the way to start a day, the smile on my face must move others (I hope)…

  6. Yes, one does appear to think only about themselves. Be nice to others, don’t break their hearts – is what we’ve been taught since childhood. Sometimes I wonder if that really works in modern day corporate lives when such values and behaviours clash like lightning – I am confused.

    • And you’re smart to wonder that! There does seem to be a whole new “set of rules” out there. My thought on this. Women are very good at a few things! We’re excellent multi-taskers and problem solvers as well. I’m thinking to stay “on focus” (in a positive manner) in a corporate environment (one I’m familiar with) is to do those things you do best, focus on your strengths not someone else’s weakness and then use your same inner strength to help you through the rough days. Be true to you, in other words.

      • I agree with what you say, Penny. It’s like sitting in the middle of a movie while the various characters react around you. I think I see animal instincts surface in people. The need to prowl, hunt and kill. The need to move around in packs. So the only thing keeping me sane is that I am beginning to vent all this out in my new story. Wish me luck!

    • I am so happy for your time spent together. And yes I would imagine that anelephantcan’t help but notice everything etc. That’s what elephant’s do after all! πŸ™‚ xo

  7. Thanks Penny I think in my experience of life what you bring to my attention in this post is true for all of us. I do like the sunrise as it heralds the start of my day, a day always full of possibilities, connections and words to play around with. That possibility alone and the impact they make often make my days exciting beyond words. Giving to others is a great thing to do but I find it more challenging understanding how to receive. My day is just emerging, 5.30am, the possibilities are infinite.

    • Hi Michael, you’re right on here! First your attitude, love it. and second, It is very difficult for some of us to “receive” well. But it is equally important. To empower others, we need to allow them to “do” for us sometimes. All of us need to feel needed. And we take their desire to help (and “feel needed” and “of value” away from them when we say we don’t need their help or gift or compliment or … because we’re uncomfortable with being on the receiving end, for whatever the reason! Both giving and receiving – another one of the balances in life’s equation. Have a wonderful day today my friend! πŸ™‚

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