Perspective changes everything.
As my husband and I wandered through a local park early one morning before my daughter’s day-long volleyball tournament, I paused in front of this wire bench. The surrounding trellises were mostly bare. What few leaves remained were brittle and brown. The landscape was awash in grays and browns.
And it had its own certain beauty.
As I stood there, I thought of the coming spring and summer months, when people would walk through this park and pause in front of this bench … and sit and savor the sunshine and whatever flowers and greenery had sprouted.
Change would happen … this place would become something different. No longer abandoned, but welcoming.
Sometimes life circumstances can leave us feeling abandoned. “What is” overwhelms us, leaving us bereft of any hope for what might be. At times we look in the mirror and we don’t even recognize the person staring back at us.
But now doesn’t last forever. Situations change. We change. And through the struggle — whatever season we need to get through — if we make the right choices, we can become stronger, more confident, more true to our values.
In Your Words: What it is or what it is becoming — which do you choose to focus on? Why?
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