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!