Have You Noticed?

Have You Noticed?

Have you noticed the sunrise?

Have you noticed the sunset?

Have you noticed the clouds as they move in the sky?

Have you noticed the moon and the stars in the night?

Have you noticed the gentle breeze on your face?

Have you noticed the flowers in springtime?

Have you noticed the foliage in autumn?

Have you noticed the sound of the leaves in the wind?

Have you noticed the song of the birds in the morning?

Have you noticed the sound of the crickets in the evening?

mcpicHave you noticed the laughter of a child?

Have you noticed the tenderness of a mother’s love?

Have you noticed the strength of a father’s devotion?

Have you noticed the kindness shown to you today?

Have you noticed the pain in peoples’ eyes?

Have you noticed the plight of those in need?

Have you noticed your heart longs for more?

He’s always reaching out to us with His love

Always trying to get our attention

Drawing us closer to His heart

He’s not far removed

Nor a God who is cold and distant

He’s very near to us

But not always in ways that we expect

If we enter into silence

We will hear Him

If silence becomes habit

We will notice Him

Every day

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  1. Fr. Michael, this is just beautiful!

    It saddens me that too many of us stop noticing and miss out on these amazing gifts. But at the same time, it makes me hopeful when I realize that as long as we’re alive, we have the opportunity to one day notice and maybe even do more…

    • Fr. Michael Najim says:

      Belinda,
      Thanks for your kind words. It is sad that we fail to notice the little miracles each day. As you say, “noticing” should lead to “doing”: when we notice these miracles, we are compelled to share the beauty of life and God’s love with others.

  2. Dear Fr. Michael Najim,

    Thanks for documenting these lovely thoughts. As Belinda says, we stop noticing, and how true! Your written words are a reminder and I shall cherish these forever.

    Best,
    Jagdeep Singh Pannu

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