Five Minute Friday – Notice

by | Nov 21, 2014 | Five Minute Friday

It’s Five Minute Friday! It’s where we free write for five minutes on a one-word prompt. Without concern for punctuation, grammar, etc. It’s just writing at its purest, and I love it. We gather together at Kate Motaung’s to share what we’ve written. I continually find it amazing what can transpire in just five minutes!

Join the fun! Feel free to add your five minutes of writing at Kate’s or in the comments section below.

Here goes!

This week’s word:

–NOTICE–

Go.

Sometimes it’s just feels good to be noticed.

At this, she bowed down with her face to the ground. She asked him, “Why have I found such favor in your eyes that you notice me—a foreigner?” Ruth 2:10

Who do you and I notice?

noticeWhat captures our attention?

Do our eyes tend to see the rich, the famous, the ones with influence?

Do we see those who may feel like they don’t fit in?

Do we pay attention to the needs of others?

Are we more concerned about things rather than people?

Or do we notice a foreigner, like Boaz did in the book of Ruth? I invite you to read this story in Ruth 2. It’s fascinating.

There are those all around us who desire to be noticed. Who desire to be shown appreciation, love, concern. They desire to matter to something or someone.

Maybe that’s you today. I must have been me last night. My online friend, Kate, tweeted at me when I was calling it a day,

“You are noticed. :)”

you are noticedHer words touched this heart of mine, and did more for me than she will ever know. There’s just something about being noticed by someone.

Who can you notice today? Who might need a smile? A kind word? A friendly voice?

Who in our lives need to be noticed?

My prayer is that God will show us, and that we will act.

And friend, just in case that person is you today, you are noticed here. And you matter. I appreciate you more than you know. May God bless you with His love and presence.

Stop.

Thanks for spending a few minutes with me here. You bless me, and you are noticed.

Love,

Julie

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18 Comments

  1. Abbey @ Surviving Our Blessings

    Hi, Julie! I’m visiting you from FMF- I’m your neighbor today, and I’m noticing what a lovely blog you have. 🙂 Thanks for sharing your heart with us. Lately, I think I’ve been getting too busy and distracted to notice the little things with my kids- I see myself in what you’ve written. Happy Friday!

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    • Julie Lefebure

      Hi Abbey! It’s wonderful to “meet” you. Thank you for stopping by and for your encouraging words. Too busy and distracted… that describes a few of us lately, namely me. May we not be so distracted in the days to come. God bless you, new friend!

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  2. Debbie Putman

    I noticed your post while strolling through the authors on FMF, and wanted to tell you I enjoyed it.

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    • Julie Lefebure

      Hi Debbie! Thank you so much. Your words blessed me. Have a wonderful weekend!

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  3. Liz

    Such great thoughts. I try very, very hard to “notice” others, because I know not many take the time to do it. Celebrating friends, family and coworkers. Thank you for such a wonderful reminder!!

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    • Julie Lefebure

      Hi Liz! I love that… celebrating friends, family and coworkers. That’s a great way to notice others. I desire to be more intentional about that. Thank you so much for stopping by and sharing. Have a blessed weekend!

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  4. ~Karrilee~

    This is so lovely, Julie! It is such a gift we can give, to walk into a room and not say, “Here I am” but “Oh, there you are!”

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    • Julie Lefebure

      I like that, Karrilee. It means to much that you stopped by and shared here. You are noticed, friend. May God bless you and your family this weekend. Much love to you!

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  5. Tara

    Julie, Beautiful! I am reminded of Micah 6:8 “But what does The Lord require of you but to do justice, love kindness and walk humbly with your God.” God calls us to love one another as God loves us. I think there are so many in the world who hope and wish and want to be noticed. Hopefully we can notice those others. You are noticed today too friend!

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    • Julie Lefebure

      Hi Tara! Thank you, friend. You are noticed today, as well! I appreciate you sharing that scripture. I want to get better at noticing others, and that scripture is a good one to remind me to do so. You’re a blessing! May your weekend be blessed.

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  6. Anne

    “Who can you notice today?” Those words stand out to me. I am often so busy or distracted I don’t notice those around me as I should. And….I could so relate to how you felt when your friend told you, you are noticed!! Three powerful little words! Thanks for sharing your heart today!! Anne

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    • Julie Lefebure

      Hi Anne! I need to get better at noticing others, too. I appreciate you stopping by and sharing. Friend, you are noticed! 🙂 God bless you.

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  7. Verona

    It is so true that we all need to be noticed. Also at the same time, God loves us to notice what others need as well. Beautiful post Julie! 🙂

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    • Julie Lefebure

      Thank you, Verona! Welcome! It’s good to “meet” you. I appreciate you stopping by today. I’ll come over to your place soon. God bless your weekend!

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  8. Meredith

    Thank you for the reminder that we are noticed today, Julie! Always encouraged and loved in this place. <3 Have a blessed weekend, friend.

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    • Julie Lefebure

      It’s always a joy to have you stop by, friend. Thank you for being a part of my life! Blessings!

      Reply
  9. Amy P Boyd

    It seems we all rush through our days focued on our endless to do list that we don’t notice the people we pass by. Sometime all they need or want from us is to slow down, smile and say hello.

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    • Julie Lefebure

      I agree, Amy. Sometimes that’s all they want. A smile can do so much. Thank you for sharing your thoughts here. Bless you, friend!

      Reply

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