Will YOU Notice?

Everyone is polite, respectful

Hinting of admiration and budding friendships

Introducing themselves with warm smiles

That almost reach their eyes

Words express joy

Welcoming to the inner circle

Of a lifetime of friendships

But conversations slide into emptiness

She shifts, uncomfortable in the unknown,

Bracing against the billowing laughter

Based on private jokes and knowledge in common with everyone but her

She’s all alone in the friendly crowd

Wondering who will notice

Would you?

Will you?

Will you notice? Care?

Someone new to your church

your school

your mom’s club

your family gathering

or your neighborhood


That’s all it takes

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  • Hi there! I’m your neighbor today at Five Minute Friday. Thanks for sharing this simple, yet great reminder to truly notice those around us. Thanks for sharing!
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  • Oh, noticing is hard, but sometimes even harder I find is gathering up the courage to walk over and know what to say. But I’m all-too-familiar with the feeling of being an outsider, and it really is worth the effort to step out into uncomfortability and embrace someone in a warm greeting. Glad we’re neighbors at #fmfparty!
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  • You defined the teen me! That was exactly how I felt for so long! I could be in a crowded church sanctuary and feel completely alone. I think that’s why I have such a deep heart for online ministry. It seems to be the one “safe” place many find that feel this way. I just want to guide them in the right direction. Thanks for sharing friend!
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  • I’m so thankful for those that noticed me when I moved a year ago. I do my very best to be that person that notices.
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  • This is what i was trying to say in my post today. you said it so much better! we moved about 1 1/2 yrs. ago. i think i’m the funk i get into about 1.5-2 yrs. after i move.

    It is when I don’t know people as well as I had hoped to at this point. i feel like i should be more connected but i haven’t quite made it. i think i’m more conncected than i feel, but less connected than i want to be! ugh! still feels sort of lonely.

    there have been plenty of people who have been very friendly. i just have to give it some time.
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  • Sandra

    I felt it so familiar to me!!! It’s hard for me waiting that someone notice me, but this doesn’t happen. It’s sad and hard to live in a world like this… But we could change it a little bit and notice someone that need our help, it’s our mission

  • This is so beautiful! Thank you for sharing this. I love it!
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    • And thank you for stopping by! I’m glad you enjoyed it :).