Paying attention. Two words. Five syllables. It sounds so simple. But if we're completely honest with ourselves, how many of us would have a hard time raising our hands claiming that we're good at paying attention, really paying attention, as we march through our lives? Are we staring at our smartphone screens in lieu of connecting with the people we really care about? Are we racing from Point A to Point B without noticing the remarkable moon hanging right above us or the tree blossoms unfolding right in front of our eyes? All of us know, at least in an abstract sort of way, that paying attention is so vitally important to living a meaningful life. Following through may be a bit more challenging. Let's pay close attention to Brett Brumbaugh's wise reflections on the subject.  

Brett Brumbaugh, an occupational therapist, hails from Barrington, Rhode Island.