I’ve been searching for my word of the year.
January passed. February passed.
And now March is zipping by.
And as I was looking for my word, my word found me.
Look at my children.
Look at them when they talk.
Look at them when they rush off to play.
Look at them and remember how they used to be,
and how they are, and how I pray they will be.
Look at the little details and wonder.
Look into the eyes of others.
Keep my eyes sharp and focused.
Look and listen, really listen.
Look at the world around me.
Marvel at the good.
Look for ways to heal the hurt.
Look at those I love and see how to best love them.
Look at those I don’t love so much and see how to best love them.
Look for goodness.
Look for mercy.
Look for grace.
Look for love.
Look for the sacred in the ordinary
And the ordinary in the sacred.
Look and pray that I am changed by what I see.