"Stop and smell the roses" was the first thing that came to mind when I started thinking about a post about Aware. I want to be aware of my surroundings, aware of the things that I have in my life instead of dwelling on the things I don't have.
I touched on this in my Thanks post. I need to be more aware of the blessings in my life. But I also need to be aware of the way I can be a blessing to others. I have been struggling this week with rather to continue being the chair of a committee at church. I had a phone conversation with my pastor and he told me that a lot of people look up to my leadership within the church. I was not aware that anyone was really noticing what I was doing in the life of my church. I get so bogged down in the intricacies of committee work that I had never stopped and thought about what I was bringing to others in the congregation.
I want to stop and smell the roses, in other words, stop and think about what I'm doing. Be aware of the things I can do in my church and community that will help. I think the best thing to do to get me out of my self-absorption will be to be aware of the needs of those around me. I think being aware of others is a perfect way to move towards the next chapter of my life.