Thursday, April 11, 2013
What's something I always think I have until I find out I haven't? Perspective. The degree to which I'm able to understand events and people in this life seems to depend completely on the "angle" from which I view them.
I know that's a really obvious thing to say, and common to all creatures (I'm reminded of the kitten who looks behind the mirror looking for the OTHER kitten), but I think the car trip last week gave me greater insight. As the scenery sped by, some simple truths emerged - things I need to think about as they relate to my life:
1. It's hard to get a good view of anything if I'm going too fast.
2. Closer things seem bigger, and can block the view of more important things in the background.
3. Light makes all the difference.
4. Getting a better view, greater perspective, means I have to forget about the schedule, stop, get out, and really appreciate what's right here, right now.
A week away from all of you makes me realize how much I value your advice, appreciate the kindness of your encouragement, and need the gentle nudges. The focus on weight loss and fitness IS important to me, but so is all this rethinking and reworking of priorities that you help me accomplish. Thank you, thank you, thank you!