Twice, within a week of each other, I’ve been surprised by something I didn’t see while outdoors. I think I’m aware of my surroundings, however, these encounters make me realize that my eyes are open, but I’m looking only for what I expect to see.
Over-thinking this, as I tend to do, my thoughts progressed to how I see what I expect in other areas of my life. I also thought about how I find comfort blending into my surroundings. Being naturally shy (but much more social than in my younger years), I find myself more often an observer than participant.
Today, I want to set my expectations aside and really see. I want to see someone differently than I expect based on superficial observations. I want to join a conversation I would normally be content to watch from afar.
Most of all, I want to be surprised by what I’ve been missing.
Do you ever find yourself looking but not seeing?
P.S. I’m still on vacation in Washington D.C. I’ll have to catch up on visiting blogs when I get back. I can read posts just fine on my phone but commenting is a big pain in the neck! My next post will be June 21st, with the weekend Trifecta challenge. Have a wonderful week 🙂