Andy Andrews helps us find hope through his new book, The Noticer. This thought provoking read takes us through the lives a white-haired old man touched on one small section of the Gulf Coast. This is the story of Jones. His patient lessons helped each one to find a new perspective, which in turn led to hope and then a life transformed.
“I am a noticer,” he said. “It is my gift. While others may be able to sing well or run fast, I notice things that other people overlook. And, you know, most of them are in plain sight.”
Andy himself was challenged by Jones to be more than the circumstances he found himself in; homeless, hungry and hopeless. Instead of a hand out, Jones taught him to see his situation in a whole new light.
“I notice things about situations and people that produce perspective. That’s what most folks lack – perspective – a broader view.”
Andy, like many others in his community, encountered Jones at a time that each one had reached the end of their rope.
“To be honest, I didn’t know what to make of all the stories about Jones appearing here and there or not being there when one turned around. But there was a pattern, impossible to deny, of Jones being where something special was needed…”
I have been forever changed, challenged to be more by a new perspective brought about by spending time with Jones in the pages of this book. I would highly recommend everyone read The Noticer.
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