Stop. Look. Listen. This coming year, I resolve to listen as I stop and look at the moment that is presented to me. As much as I am able, I want to listen to all the surrounding sounds, murmurs and notes in my world. That surrounding sound could be the pounding of a hammer next door inviting me to inquire what they could be building or fixing, the murmur of nature as I take my walk, the dog barking, the waves lapping on the shore, the teenage surfer calling out to his friend, the music notes from my wireless speakers. I will also pay attention to the emotion that comes from within the songs that I listen to.  I resolve to be present and rest in God’s pause for me in the moments that I take to stop, look. and listen.

by Liz