Your UNDEVOTED Attention – The Better Newsletter #18


Years ago, the boys and I were discussing plans for the weekend over dinner.

Tom looked a little distracted so I asked, “Tom, are you listening to me?”

“Sure, Mom,” he said with a big smile. “You have my UNDEVOTED attention.” 🙂

Because many of us are going, going, going from the moment we wake up to the moment we go to bed, it’s easy for UNDEVOTED attention to become our default.

Yet the happiness we seek – the deep connectedness we yearn for, is available anytime we want.

Instead of being here, there and everywhere… Make a promise to yourself to set aside just five minutes a day to intentionally stop what you’re doing and give someone or something your UNDIVIDED attention.

In those five minutes, put yourself on notice and really SEE this person, place or priority as if for the first or last time.

As soon as you do, you will feel deeply connected with them and viscerally grateful for them.

For those five “see and receive” moments, all will be right with your world.


  • How about you… Do you have so much competing for your time and mind that you rarely really SEE anything? 
  • Are you rushing through your days, feeling disconnected, giving UNDEVOTED attention to the people and places around you?
  • Grab your calendar right now and schedule time each day to disconnect from your phone, laptop, and the outside world and reconnect with someone or something special to you. 

Until next time… Here’s to being better.

Sam Horn

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