A Year of Gifts
Gift of a New Lens
Have you ever noticed how a slight shift in how we view something makes all the difference? For example, I suspect most everyone has had their eyes tested. The optometrist flips between two different scenarios, only slightly different from each other, and you need to pick “one” or “two”. One may be slightly fuzzy while the other more clear. This continues until you can see clearly.
If we try to take a similar approach to something we would normally see as an annoyance, an embarrassment or even something downright scary, looking at the same scenario with a slightly different “lens” can completely change our perception.
I thought it would be fun to list out a bunch of little annoyances I’ve experienced and how I could have looked at them in a slightly different light:
None of these examples are big deals. But like so much in life, it’s the little things that can make all the difference. Laugh at yourself. Find the lesson in things. Take a deep breath and find the good in things. It’ll do your heart and your blood pressure good, not to mention how much of a boost it can give your attitude. Believe me, I don't always remember to do this, but I'm working on it.
Where can you shift to a new lens? There is always something to smile about! Kim
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Kimberly Diede Author
Hello everyone and welcome to my blog! My name is Kimberly Diede and I'm a fiction author and family girl. When time permits, I am happiest with a great cup of coffee in one hand and a book in the other. I love to alternate between reading and writing. Winters here can be long, dark and cold. Summers are unpredictable, lovely and always too short. Every season of the year, as in every season of life, is a gift. Let's celebrate it together!