Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Vantage Point. Perspective.


The other night… we had JUST turned out the lights and crawled into our cozy King bed. I got settled with my four pillows (which are all required for the comfort and support of my large belly) and realized I had to pee. I was happy because I would rather get up when I am already awake then have to get up 30 mins. after I fall into a deep slumber (most of us know by now that deep slumbers don’t really happen when you are pregnant.. but you get my point). And so, I got up.. and made my way to the bathroom… but I couldn’t see a thing. For a minute I got worried. I wake up.. sometimes 8 or 9 times a night (no exaggeration)… to PEE. (Here we go again with the non-blog appropriate topic: pee)… and I can always see very well. I quickly realized that normally I get up after I have been in bed for a while… the lights have been off, and my eyes have adjusted. I can see perfectly with the moonlight streaming in through the blinds in our bedroom and the street lamp sneaking it’s light in through our bathroom window.
As I made my way back into bed… shuffling my feet, knocking walls, foot boards and furniture as I went.. I realized what a HUGE difference perspective makes. What a huge difference just our own eyes, ears and minds have on what takes place in our brains.. and even to us physically. Now I realize this is more of physical phenomenon then a huge mental adjustment.. but nevertheless… it opened my eyes and taught me a lesson. Our perspective, the way we look at things and even just the angle at which we perceive can change our lives.
We see it everyday. We see people with the same level/type of problems, or going through the same process.. attack life with different ideas and levels of optimism. We are more successful at life when we look at things through a positive frame. Let’s just think of it as putting on our optimistic glasses… these glasses have a broader and clearer frame which allow us to see what’s most important… and think in a more long-term, futuristic (eternal, perhaps?!) way. I am going to go find my optimistic glasses and be-dazzle them before I put them on. xo
(I just might look something like this... only maybe a little happier.)

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