Third Week of July-Be Attentive

Mistakes are often explained by not paying attention-especially in familiar situations. We misread a situation because we skim it rather then appreciate it.  We assume a familiar situation will be a repeat performance. But there are no repeat performances as every situation is unique.

The phrase “pay attention” reminds us attention demands  an active, energetic response to the persons, places, and things that make the situation. It is impossible to be attentive and passive at the same time. When we look we need to see. When we hear we need to listen. To be attentive is to focus on details. Little things are not to be ignored. It is the little things that lead to big things.

D. Q. McInerny, Being Logical (2004)(edited by P.A. T.)

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