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Seeing is believing . . .
But, it’s all about perspective.
Shadows fell across the lonely winding road, creating shapes and visions that passed before me.
“Do you see that man standing close to the edge of the road? Why is he out so late at night?”
No one else in the car saw him. How could they not? Would he jump in front of my oncoming car?
My hands clenched the steering wheel. Then my headlights glared straight at the ominous figure—a cluster of mailboxes lined up precariously close to the road.
Perspective changes everything.
How can we see through the eyes of others? Why would we want to?
When I can stop and consider how someone else sees the problem or lack of a problem, the new view can change my perception.
Perspective or perception?
Which is it?
My perspective is the vantage point from which I view the world. My interpretation of what I see shapes my perceptions.
Perspective changes depending on where I stand, or the experiences I bring to the discussion. When my perspective changes, my perception or interpretation of what I see changes.
We must look at the lens through which we see the world, as well as the world we see, and that the lens itself shapes how we interpret the world.
—Stephen R. Covey
Many of us, myself included, would prefer that others see things our way. But then we lose the opportunity to dig deeper.
To dare ourselves and others to open our thoughts to new perspectives. Constantly improving and always striving to give our best makes room for believing in possibilities.
How will you see your circumstances, and the world through a new lens?
Days of hope fly by, and I want to squeeze every bit of life out of them.
A simple change of perspective can take you far! Listen to a determined and brave young woman, Nevena Stoyanova. You may change your perspective of what’s possible.
My favorite line in this inspiring video of “I Lived" by One Republic: "I owned every second that this world could give." I wish you the same.
"What you see and what you hear depends a great deal on where you are standing. It also depends on what sort of person you are."
"It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see."
—Henry David Thoreau
Find a little wonder this week and dare to change your perspective.
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