"One day at a time--this is enough. Do not look back and grieve over the past for it is gone; and do not be troubled about the future, for it has not yet come. Live in the present, and make it so beautiful it will be worth remembering."
Ida Scott Taylor
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
What Are Your Eyes Saying?
"Bright eyes gladden the heart."
I picked up one of my old journals last night
and came across an entry where I had highlighted
this verse. I woke up thinking about these words once again and the power we have within our eyes
to encourage others with something as simple as
looking at them, sincerely "looking" at them,
and letting them know how special they are.
It gladdens their heart as well as our own.
-Our sweet grandson-
Sometimes in my own hurrying around, or when
we are on a mission and very focused on getting it done,
we can forget to take the
time to use our eyes to gladden others.
The author, Rory Noland in his book
"The Heart of the Artist"
said this about the eyes.
"People like to feel special, and they can tell how you feel
about them simply by how you look at them - or whether
you look at them at all. In other words, if you are a leader
whether you are aware of it or not, how you feel about those
you lead registers on your face. They can see it in your eyes.
If those under you see your face light up when you see them,
they will feel accepted. They will be drawn to you because the
look of love and acceptance in your eyes gives them life."
Our grandchildren, Ezra and Ella.
Ella lights up Ezra's world whenever she looks at her little brother.
He watches for her eyes to look at his and then he gets so happy and excited.
photo taken by Steven Sheets
So what are youreyescommunicating?
Why don't you join me in trying what Rory Noland
suggests we try:
"Look at them and try to communicate
your love with just your eyes."
..and come back and tell me about the great results!
I would love to hear all about your eyes.
Oh and before I go, I want to thankBecky from Farmgirl Paints for sending my my delicious Hawaiian box of goodies along with
this sweet card I received in the mail yesterday!
Those chocolate macadamia nuts were AWESOME!
I say "were" because they are already gone!!!!!
I think the girl on the card looks like Becky and has eyes like her too.