Observation is more than a mental exercise or practice. How we see others as we walk through our day makes a huge difference in our influence in their lives.
The challenge is to avoid being cynical and negative. National and international news events tend to feed cynicism and negativity.
We must learn to see the world as God sees it. We need to see the battered, bruised, and hurting souls all around.
Instead of seeing color, language barriers, ethnicity, social position, or philosophical differences, our shift in thinking needs to focus on the love and compassion of an Almighty Creator who desires all to be saved.