Pay attention

Small, seemingly insignificant events, ideas, and life circumstances can become occasions to discern God’s will and calling in your life. Both inner and outer events and circumstances can be read and interpreted as signposts leading to a deeper understanding of the way the Spirit of God is working in our daily lives.

– Henri Nouen, Discernment: Reading the Signs of Daily Life

For many, the pandemic was (and is) an opportunity to closely examine what matters. 

While you can’t control what happens in the world, you CAN pay attention to how events and circumstances make you feel about your own life.

These feelings are data points that can help you decide if you are living the life you were meant to live: a life that allows you to contribute your unique skills, experiences, and perspectives to the world.

But to do that, you must first pay attention.