Thursday, June 5, 2014

Perspective

"We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are"
Anais Nin

These wise words resonate in my head often. Their truth and simplicity seem so obvious when you say them out loud but when you are in the thick of life they are easily overlooked. I have recently took a step back, re-evaluated and looked at things around me and realized the only change I have control of is from within. My lack of patience is not to be put onto others with blame, other peoples negativity doesn't seep into me unless I let it and looking at things from the eyes of others only broadens my viewpoint on the subject, never narrowing it. Unkind words aimed at me with no starting point have nothing to do with me, they have to do with the one who throws them and I must strive never to be that pitcher and to be empathetic to the one that is. They are having a much harder time than they are able/willing to express and we all know how that can feel.

The world lost a beautiful woman this week. A strong, fearless, inspiring human, the kind I want my daughter to look up to and aspire to such ways of thinking. Maya Angelou said, among many insightful things, "If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude."

So right you were Dr. Angelou!

Taking these photos today reminded me when things are difficult, seeming unbearable or just aren't going the  way I would like, I need to get up shift myself and change perspective.


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