Overlooking Someone??

Posted: December 1, 2015 in World On The Edge

Photo by ManicMorFF, 2010, MorgueFile.com

Photo by ManicMorFF, 2010, MorgueFile.com

Sometimes we overlook the most important people in our lives. These are people who are always there for us, so much so, that we have come to expect their help, their companionship, their love. We take them for granted. We treat them like a comfortable pair of old shoes.

Often these over-looked, comfortable people are our parents, our spouse, a best friend, or even our older children, as if their love is a given, and simply something we will always have.

But when we think deeper, we know that this is not so. Time takes its toll on our parents. Our spouse may occasionally like a “Thank you.” Our children may like to see appreciation in our eyes rather than hear our criticism. Our friends who help us may need help themselves.

We love them all, but often we put our needs ahead of theirs without giving it a second thought.

In this season of Advent, I plan to take a special look at those in my life whom I’ve taken for granted. I plan to consider what my life would be without them. I want to take a good look at myself and then realize that those times I’ve overlooked their goodness, I have wasted an opportunity to show them how much I love them. Of course, this includes my relationship with God and His goodness.

In fact, if I truly see each of my loved ones as God’s own creation, how can I do otherwise?

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