Being Mindful Is A Gift To Others

When we genuinely love, we notice others. We are acutely aware of those who are physically around us throughout the day. We are aware of the mannerisms and facial expressions of others. We notice signs of pain, sorrow, happiness, joy, fear, and a host of other emotional cues about life, love, and relationships. We notice the obvious signs of need in the lives of others. Simply speaking: we are not so self-focused that we are oblivious to the glaring needs of others in our midst.

As important, when we genuinely love we are mindful of how our words and actions impact those around us.

Are we perfect (as in not making any mistakes in words, actions, or judgment)? No! But we are MINDFUL.

Mindful in this context simply refers to an awareness of others that is AS STRONG as our self-awareness.

❤️ In this vein, we make choices to NOT be so busy that we ignore the bleeding heart and the crying eyes that are three feet away from the path we are walking.

❤️ We make choices to be kind and respectful of other motorists, regardless of whether we agree with their “vehicular management” behavior.

❤️ We make choices to lend a helping hand and offer an encouraging word even when we need to get home to pick up the children and the dog for the important evening events.

❤️ Therefore, being selflessly mindful includes simply making mindful awareness choices beyond our self-awareness.

Some of the most profound moments of feeling loved have happened when others have included me in the simple things they are planning and doing. This has been especially true in the last 2 years, as my life has completely transitioned to “new everythings!” You never, ever know what someone is going through – no matter what the outside appearances look like! Be mindful of this truth.

Who can you include in your life plans this week? It really matters in matters of the heart. Your ‘invite’ to others makes a difference, hugely! Sometimes, simply asking someone, “hey, come and help me” or “come ride with me” is the best heart squeeze you could ever give to them.

Being mindful of others is truly a gift – one that impacts the heart and mind in ways that often cannot be measured.


Devaney Rae
Devaney Rae
Devaney’s professional background includes professional Business Development, Leadership, and Life on Purpose Coaching, along with Instructional Design Technology consulting for Training & Presentation Design. Devaney also provides professional consulting within Organizational/ Performance Management for business owners and decision-makers. Devaney also established Life On Purpose with Devaney Rae in early 2018 as a way to connect with others who want to Get From Where You Are Now To Where You Want to Be. This effort connects people with professional coaching and a variety of resources to establish business growth that includes learning to create and manage multiple streams of income. Devaney works one-on-one and in small groups with people to create their own Life Purpose Plan and to develop the correct Business Strategy for Growth. Then, she helps them bring the plan to life so each one can step into their ownMORE! She has enjoyed a successful career in Healthcare Administration, Chemical Manufacturing, Retail Sales, Marketing, and within the Non-Profit Business sectors. Devaney earned her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Walden University and her Master’s degree in Instructional Design Technology for Professional Trainers from New York Institute of Technology. She also earned a degree in Dental Hygiene with license to practice in Texas and Louisiana. Devaney is a published author of the book, Countless Joys: The Place Beyond Tears (Westbow Press, 2015). The content is her story about how ordinary people are called to do “the extraordinary” in life. She has a passion for impacting others with life-giving hope, joy, and peace. Devaney established a non-profit organization, Countless Joys, Inc. in 2015. The mission of Countless Joys, Inc. is to Touch the Lives of Others with Joy. The specific focus is on Interrupting Human Trafficking of children and teenagers. Altogether, giving back to others is Devaney’s personal life mission and joy. Devaney makes her home in Franklin, Tennessee.

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