So often I will feel overlooked. I tend to be quiet and sit on the edge of a crowd or group. I don’t say much, I just watch, observing everything that’s going on around me.

Then I have moments that I try to branch out and do something, often something online, and I just feel like no one pays any attention.

This blog is different, I’m writing it mostly for myself, as selfish as that sounds. A few other things I’m working on are in the hopes of having a positive impact on others.

I so badly want to be able to help, but come up feeling less-than because no one pays attention. How can I help others if I can’t manage to catch their attention? Then I start berating myself.

The image above was a good reminder to keep going, to keep trying, even if I feel overlooked by others.

God has a plan and purpose for each and every one of us. If we allow the shadows of others loom over us, feeling like we’re so much in the dark that no one could ever notice us, then we’re missing out and making the world miss out on some wonderful things that we have to offer.

Isn’t that where persistence comes in? We have to keep on trying, and we have to be able to be ourselves, even if we think that no one else is seeing it. Because we never know who might be watching. Even if no one else is, don’t we deserve to be our best selves? After all, we have to be around us all the time. Let’s make it the best that we possibly can.


10 thoughts on “Overlooked

  1. I’m so much like you, I’m nearly always sitting on the sidelines watching the world go by.
    But reading your blog, and others like it gives me the courage to try to break that pattern. SO thank you 🙂

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  2. I can definitely relate to everything you said. No matter where I am I always tend to sit in the quiet corner to watch everyone else. But I feel that if there weren’t any people like us, the world would be a loud and not so thoughtful sort of place. 🙂 Face it, you’re pretty amazing!

    Have a good one! 🙂

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  3. Susan Cain’s book, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking, talks about the advantages of having these natural gifts of listening, observation, and unique perception. In an extrovert-oriented world, though, most of us were taught that to be extroverted was ‘better’. Thankfully, more light’s being shed on the blessings of introverts! 🙂 Thanks for taking the time to share your musings, Pearl Girl. xoxo Jamie (also a natural introvert, albeit one who was conditioned to socialize … a lot!).

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    1. Thank you so much for sharing! Yes, I’m definitely glad that we’re being acknowledged, though I think for many, introversion has become a buzzword without people truly understanding. Oh well, that’s just how it is, I suppose. 🙂 I’m sure the social conditioning has helped in a lot of ways.

      Have a good one! 🙂


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