If you study the photos, you will see that each was taken along the same path but from different perspectives. By so doing, things were seen, discovered and learned about that were not obvious, visible or apparent from the original perspective.
Perspective is a gift. The challenges in my life that have broadened my perspective on life are gifts. As I learn and grow from the circumstances of my life, I feel grateful, as well as the need to constantly shift and change my way of thinking. For example, the first 12 years or so of our marriage, our homes gradually became larger. The second 12 years or so of our marriage, our homes have gradually become smaller. The five of us, three of whom are larger than I, now live in 1,000 square feet. This has required a change in my perspective.
My latest obsession is a reality T.V. show in which people hunt for larger homes or vacation homes in exotic lands. I shake my head in amazement when they claim that a home of 1500 square feet for the two of them or a vacation home with only two bathrooms in which they will spend only a few weeks a year is “just too small”. My perspective has been changed and I have discovered that, just like the little vista of blue water that appeared over the dusty road, there is space where I once imagined there was none.
For example, when the horizontal space is gone, you can go vertical.
My sweet husband has been supportive and self-sacrificing when it came to my book and my blog but now it is my turn to put my little joys on the back burner while he pursues some of his. For months I have been trying to figure out how to “do it all” and though I have learned to stretch and spread myself a bit thinner, I have come to the conclusion that it just can’t all be done the way I want it to be done. My perspective has changed and I have realized that my wants and wishes aren’t as important right now as some other things. My turn to hang out a lot in blogdania will come around again.
For now, my goal is to visit each of you you once a month because I do so long to know how you are all doing and what is going on in your lives. Love you!
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