Tuesday, May 3, 2011


... With perspective, an all-consuming problem becomes a season of life that will not last forever. An enormous hurt transforms into an opportunity to grow and learn about God’s character. A small gift explodes into life-changing encouragement. An ordinary conversation translates into confirmation that life is a treasure.
Perspective is not glossing over hurt or hardship and putting on a happy face. Rather, it is giving yourself the opportunity to appreciate blessings that are so easily taken for granted. 
The quickest way I have found to adjust my perspective is to make a list of everything I am thankful for:
  • A husband who rubs my back and likes folding laundry
  • Generous friends
  • A sister who understands my rather odd musical inclinations
  • Sunshine
  • The chameleon from Tangled (Yes, I am thankful for Pascal.)
  • Old books with intricately designed covers and worn, brown pages
  • Photography
  • The God who pursues me and wants me no matter what and who made everything else in the list possible (even Pascal).
“If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” - Wayne Dyer


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