I cherish opportunities to talk to my mom. She joined us a few weeks ago for my son’s college graduation.
We were visiting in my living room and discussing life. She shared her “wake up” prayer each day.
Who can I bless today?
It struck me. I have been thinking about this wakeup prayer every day since that conversation. I normally begin my day with quiet time and journaling. I noticed my focus is more on how I can live better, think better and areas I need resolve rather than how I can bless others. The overall focus is ME.
I want to shift and embrace a new mindset, one motivated by a heart driven desire to live daily life looking for avenues to bless others.
How do I do this?
This past Sunday, more related insights came my way:
Find ways to connect with people who have needs.
Walk slowly through the crowds.
I love the encouragement to walk slowly. It brings a new sense of peace and intention to daily living. It is not the norm today as our culture rushes about from task to task, event to event. Nevertheless, it is a universal need in all humanity to be noticed and valued. Maybe today, I can bless that one soul in need.
When he saw the crowds, he was deeply moved with compassion for them, they were troubled and helpless. Matthew 9:36