What do you wish you could do more every day?

I’m pretty distractible. That might be an understatement. Okay, that is an understatement!

Last night, my wife and I went out for pizza, while we were waiting for our order, she was sharing with me about her day. In the middle her sharing some really interesting stuff, which I wanted to hear about, my brain exploded!

Maybe a minute or two later, she stopped talking, and I jumped in to tell her about my super huge, brain exploding epiphany!

Then I realized she didn’t stop talking because she was finished. She stopped talking because she knew I was no longer present!

My body was there, my eyes were even looking her direction. But Elvis had left the building!

She knows me, loves me. I admitted I’d left the conversation, and asked for a do-over. She then repeated what she’d already shared, and I was attentive and remained engaged in the conversation.

I want to remain present more! I want to remain checked in rather than checking out as I often do. Not just when talking with my wife, but with others as well! I care lot about connecting with people, and I know that’s going to be limited as long as I struggle with this issue of focus.

10 thoughts on “focus

  1. Emily

    I’ve done this. I frequently have to ask my husband to repeat things. Praise the Lord for giving people grace in situations like this. Also, how many times has God had to repeat things to me because I stopped listening…..

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