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I’ve been saying this a lot lately: “If you can’t see it, you can’t fix it.” Sometimes I get frustrated, because things that seem so clear to me… Others don’t always see.

Sometimes people will ask my opinion about things. Often I will lay out a 1, 2, 3 approach. Here’s the problem, and this is what you can do to fix it. Many times my words go right over their head, or they have a blank look on their face. Sometimes they start talking about another subject altogether, like I hadn’t even spoken.

I’m becoming a minimalist both in words and opinions. I’ve even stopped myself from talking to someone if I know they won’t hear me. Why waste words? I now sit back and observe and watch what others do because many times, they’re just talking instead of being productive.

I have white counters in my kitchen. Like most of you I clean my counters at least once a day. With white counters it’s easy to see if you’ve gotten all of the crumbs and spills. Where I live the late afternoon sun comes in at just the right angle for me to see what I thought was clean, really isn’t. My counters have all sorts of things I didn’t see before the light was shed on it.  

I didn’t see it, so I couldn’t clean it up.

Sometimes if I’m in a quandary I ask God to shed light on a situation so I can look at things from another angle, and sometimes I ask Him what I should be doing and patiently sit back and wait for the right moment. I ask for what I need to see.


  • 1010ParkPlace September 4, 2019 at 9:44 am

    Kim, You’re right… Sometimes we need to sit back and wait to act until things become clearer, and if we believe in God, it’s always good to go to Him with our problems. He is our father. xoxox, Brenda

    • Kim Alexis September 5, 2019 at 10:21 am

      Yes Brenda. xoxo back to you!

  • Donna September 4, 2019 at 10:59 am

    That’s a great reminder, Kim. I often get caught up thinking “I should have known, or should have the answers.” But, you’re right, I can’t address what can’t be seen… and that is when I eventually ask The Universe for illumination. I will ask sooner next time. Thank you!

    • Kim Alexis September 5, 2019 at 10:20 am

      Thanks Donna.

  • Beckye September 4, 2019 at 2:30 pm

    So wise, Kim! You’re exactly right. He can see what we can’t, and will give us His perspective. Thank you for the reminder. I love your metaphor!

    • Kim Alexis September 5, 2019 at 10:20 am


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