Monday, October 5, 2009

Beauty or the Beast

So – what’s your perspective in life? Are you a glass-full or a glass-empty type of person? Do you see the good? Or the bad?

Our new house is coming along – we’re hoping to move in by the end of this month. I was out there this morning for a few hours, and took some photos. It struck me that I could either focus on:

….the beautiful view out of the hearth room windows….

….or the mess....

I could focus on the beautiful backsplash in the kitchen that takes me back to Italy….

….or the mess....

I could focus on the beautiful view from the living room windows…

…or the mess....

In each of these cases, I choose the beauty. If all you're seeing in your life is the mess - or the "beasts" - move! Step back. Change your focus. Change your perspective.

Choose the beauty. Lose the beast.



Keith Davis said...

Perspective is so important. It is also often difficult to achieve, since we are so close to our problems that they look bigger than they really are.

Very nice analogy.

Anonymous said...

I'll bet you can't wait to move in! The beauty will last for ever, the mess is only temporary.

On another point. Next time you're having writer's block about what to write for a blog entry, write about us annoying people who insist on chatting with you while you're trying to think. LOL

Take care,