We have developed a curious idea of what men and women ought to be; and one of our pretences is that men should affect not to understand sentiment, and to leave, as we rudely say, “all that sort of thing to the women.”
— Emotion, Joyous Gard
At a conference last week I was pouring a cup of coffee when a girl standing behind me commented: “What beautiful flowers.” I looked up and noticed that she was referring to a vase of fresh-cut flowers standing behind the coffee pots.
“Oh, yes. They are very pretty.” I said. “But I’ll have to admit that without your saying something, I would’ve hardly noticed. I like that about girls. Y’all see the flowers.”
Days 3-6 Guide
Today, direct your mind to see the many things around you. It’s easy to get tangled up in your own thoughts and miss the flowers.
© 2007, Levi Hill