I’ve grown up knowing that what comes out of my mouth is a reflection of what is in my heart. When there is good in my heart, good comes out of my mouth. I’ve always thought about it related to my words, but recently I’ve been thinking about it regarding my eyes. Or more specifically, the way I see the things around me. When my heart is in a good place, I see the overflowing goodness around me. I see the good first. When my heart is in a bad place, well I certainly don’t see the good around me first.
We had pancakes for lunch over the weekend. More often than I’d like, I see the dirty dishes first.
Safety googles and sun bleached hair…I need a slow life so I don’t miss noticing these. I need my heart in a place that I can see and celebrate this, not think “Time for another haircut. Didn’t we just get it cut? Add another thing to the list.”
And oddly enough, as I was writing this post…thinking about how what flows out of me is a reflection of what is inside of me….my daughter walked up to me like this:
My camera was still next to me from downloading the pancake pictures…so I snapped another shot….of her newly cut hair in her hands.
Another real life reminder to me…how I respond to her in this moment is a reflection of what is going on in my heart.
Out of the abundance of my heart…my mouth speaks, my eyes see, my life is lived.