As much as I like detail, I am the worst, when it comes to paying attention to detail. How does that make sense? Well… I don’t make mental notes of random information. I can’t always tell you what someone was wearing, where they were standing or who were with them, unless I find it information that is important to mentally store or something really caught my attention/eye.
More people are like me than they may care to admit. There is tons of information surrounding us in a matter of minutes. My philosophy is… “Why clog my brain with things that are not pertinent. At my age I must preserve all the brain cells I can.”;)
Kevin and I were on our way to worship, when we noticed a business we pass, daily, on the main road, had closed. I don’t know when it closed, but from the looks of things, it seems as if it had been a while. When they were opened we never noted many cars there and that may be the reason it closed.
They may have closed because the road was just too busy. No one paid any attention to their presence. I know this too, sounds strange because investors teach, “Location, location location!” The down fall in today’s society is, people are busy heading to their destination, not sightseeing, especially on busy roadways.
Many families are two car families with no passengers to observe the surrounding area. This means new business get missed all the time. Even if there are passengers in the car they are often distracted by their phones and other electronic devices.
The point being… because there are many physical and mental distractions we miss things that may have interested us. What we don’t want is the distractions and busyness of the world that can cause us to miss the things that really matter, like, our God, our spouses and our families. Missing these things can cause our most spirited supports to become closed.
Pay attention to the desires of our God, first. Giving God our time daily and everything else will fall in line. Matthews 6:33 After God come our spouse, family and then the job, in that order. Don’t get so caught up in our own distractions that we forget to observe our spouse.
Notice and express a positive comment about her new dress or his fresh haircut, because small compliments matter. Tell her how good the dinner was. Tell him the yard looks nice. Find those pockets of time to share those moments of intimacy, physical and nonphysical.
All that matters and will keep that marriage going for many years to come, it makes positive deposits, in the bank of family and love. The more we pay attention to positive details in each other, the larger the dividend of love grows.