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Noticer

It is true. I am a noticer. The one that notices more than I sometimes care to admit. I notice when a smile doesn't quite reach someone's eyes. I notice when a smile is shared only because one was offered.…

Noticer

 

It is true. I am a noticer. The one that notices more than I sometimes care to admit.

I notice when a smile doesn’t quite reach someone’s eyes.

I notice when a smile is shared only because one was offered.

I notice when someone lets go first when I hug them.

I notice when I am the one that always initiates text messages.

I notice when someone is no longer included in group invitations to participate in activities.

I notice when friendships have played their course and one friend is still holding on for dear life.

I notice when someone hates their job, but sticks with it as the burden of supporting their family is a driving force.

I notice when children are lonely and wish for more friends and a listening ear.

I notice when I wear out my friends with conversation.

I notice when I have hurt my daughter yet again when disciplining her and my words have been too harsh.

I notice how my husband easily collapses into the comfort of my arms when he returns from another endless challenging day at work.

I notice the joy that others take when they are gifted with the company of my son.

I notice the light that now has gone dim in the eyes of someone who has given up on their goal or their dreams.

I notice the joy of someone who has realized they are not alone.

I notice the turmoil in a person’s heart when they discover their marriage isn’t a marriage any longer.

I notice the love exchanged in just a look.

I notice the happiness that washes over someone when they are finally included.

I am the noticer. The one that notices more than I sometimes care to admit.

 

 

Originally given the title Notice on Kelli’s Website here.

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Kelli J Gavin
Kelli J Gavin of Carver, Minnesota is a Writer, Blogger, and Professional Organizer. Her work can be found with Clarendon House Publishing, The Ugly Writers, Sweatpants & Coffee, Love What Matters, and Southwest Media among others. Kelli’s first two books were released in 2019 (I Regret Nothing and My Name is Zach). She has also co-authored 15 anthology books. Her 3rd and 4th books will be published in 2020 and 2021. Kelli is currently writing a book of fiction short stories. Look for Kelli’s first book of short stories and poems in 2019. You can find her work with The Ugly Writers, Sweatpants & Coffee, Writing In a Woman’s Voice, The Writers Newsletter, Writers Unite!, Academy of the Heart and Mind, The Rye Whiskey Review, Spillwords, Mercurial Stories, 121 Words, HerStry, Ariel Chart, The Basil O’Flaherty, PPP Ezine, Southwest Media, Otherwise Engaged, Pleat her Skin, Paper.Li, The New Ink Review, among others. Find Kelli on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @KelliJGavin
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Ruth Lao-ay
Ruth Lao-ay
November 12, 2019 9:07 pm

Ruth Lao-ay, MAR-183, Art Appreciation, Moment and MQ2

Diana Marie Aldea
Diana Marie Aldea
November 24, 2019 7:53 pm

Diana Marie Aldea, ACT182, Art Appreciation and Color and MX, Color rule of thirds golden hour

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Rizza Reynon
November 25, 2019 11:44 pm

Rizza R. Mendones
Act182
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Lights
MX

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Elaiza Mae
November 26, 2019 1:11 pm

Elaiza Mae Coratibo, ACT182, Art Appreciation, MX, Color, Rule of thirds, Golden hour

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Neo Viray
March 3, 2020 12:24 pm

Neo Viray, INF 194, art appreciation, moment,mq2

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