The Look

You know exactly what I am talking about. Don’t you? We all know it. The look your dad gives you when you come in late from being out with friends. The look your mother gives when you are mocking someone sitting in front of you in church. Then there is the look the bride and groom give each other as she walks towards him down the aisle. How about the look you give to your child or grandchild after they are born? Looks say much without ever saying a word. I was given “the look” this week. Not the good kind, either. More of the “quit it!” kind. We give looks and receive looks all day, every day. What kind of looks do you give? Does your look tell someone that you would be there for them, especially at their darkest hour? Does your look tell someone that you have judged them based on outer appearances? You cannot control what looks come your way, but you can control the looks you send out. Make sure every look you give today is meant, with a purpose. The other people don’t have to know the reason, but you will know. A look can change everything, in a moment. Even when you don’t want it, sometimes the look can tell you all you need to know.

Michelle Homme 2011 ©