One of the greatest challenges in our relationships–in raising children, thriving with a significant other, having friends, getting along with coworkers–is to know when to notice. We have to learn a scale of priority with which to choose our issues; the lesser ones can slide, the greater ones we face.

Here is more about the opportunities for you to notice or overlook:

When we are stressed and overloaded, it’s easy to lose a sense of proportion. But in the quiet times of life we can remember what is important and what is not so important, what to notice – and what not to notice.

Today be aware of your choice: To notice or to overlook a few things.
The author’s mother, when asked how she was, answered “I’m fine – if you overlook a few things.”

We have many opportunities to “overlook” a few things: our aches and pains, failings, frustrations, moments of impatience, or another person’s fumbling, forgetfulness, or other foibles.

Adapted from Moments in Between, by David Kundtz (Conari, 2006). Copyright (c) 2006 by David Kundtz. Reprinted by permission of Conari Press.
Adapted from Moments in Between, by David Kundtz (Conari, 2006).


Robert O.
Robert O5 years ago

Thank you Annie.

Christine Farrell

This is a great idea, and yes, we all coukld do with a wake-up call to get moving and get rid of some clutter from our homes.

Sue H.
Sue H6 years ago

Thanks for the gentle reminder.

gail d.
gail d6 years ago

Thanks for post