I’ve recently been reminded that a lot of things in life have to do with perspective. Here are some quotes I found regarding the subject…

“The trick to forgetting the big picture is to look at everything close up.” ― Chuck Palahniuk

“It suddenly struck me that that tiny pea, pretty and blue, was the Earth. I put up my thumb and shut one eye, and my thumb blotted out the planet Earth. I didn’t feel like a giant. I felt very, very small.” ― Neil Armstrong

“Electricity is really just organized lighting” ― George Carlin

“For what you see and hear depends a good deal on where you are standing: it also depends on what sort of person you are.” ― C.S. Lewis

“When it rains it pours. Maybe the art of life is to convert tough times to great experiences: we can choose to hate the rain or dance in it.” ― Joan Marques

For me, a small example of perspective is with farm chores. In our culture the word “chores” has a negative connotation in most settings and among a lot of people. As a child you couldn’t play with friends until you finished your chores and wasn’t it chores, afterall, that almost ruined Cinderella’s night?! 🙂

At the farm, it might seem easy to dread “chores” because of the monotony, but luckily, we don’t. Instead of having to collect eggs in the evening, I get to spend time with my husband and collect fresh eggs from an egg-mobile in a field with a gorgeous mountain view. You can’t beat that!

Changing your perspective can be HUGE and it’s a good exercise to challenge yourself on the way you think about things around you!

Happy Monday!

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3 Responses to Perspective

  1. Susan says:

    Beautifully said!

  2. So insightful! I tend to fall into the “chores” trap and feel as though everyone around me does as well. Next time I feel like I “have” to do something, I will think of how I “get” to do it, and notice the precious things around me 🙂

  3. J cowan says:

    I love the rain perspective .either hate it or dance in it .,more people should
    dance in it