Perspective

tree-streamers-retroI had a brilliant day today *and* I got a nail stuck in my tyre on the way back. Now the last part didn’t ruin the first part at all, it just merely shaped my morning tomorrow. I found myself driving back on my spare wheel feeling grateful that I have a schedule that’s as flexible as I’d like to make it. Yip, I was a little taken aback too … how did this not phase me at all, I didn’t even swear, no inner hissy fit followed by mathematical equations of how on earth am I gonna pay for this? I merely handled it and drove home. *and then drove back to the beach to say hi to the ocean before the sun went down.

This place, this sleepy lil hidden gem of a town that mysteriously jumped up from the map when I decided to move, has changed me, and in such a subtle way. Seeing that gorgeous mountain with the clouds playfully sweeping up behind it like cotton candy in the sky sorta puts stuff in perspective. Feeling the wind play with you when you go outside and listening to it’s reassuring sound as it dances between the buildings makes you feel so small, but also part of something bigger – I love that.

When you’re faced with something unexpected this week, something lousy and maybe sorta expensive, just take a moment to remember how tiny you are and how tiny your problem becomes in relation to you. Then find the good and say THANK YOU, be grateful for being in a position to handle it, for being smart enough to sort it out, or even free enough to get it sorted. Once you relish the good, it’s really hard to see the bad, and we can all do with a lot more good in our lives!

 “The fact that we live at the bottom of a deep gravity well, on the surface of a gas covered planet going around a nuclear fireball 90 million miles away and think this to be normal is obviously some indication of how skewed our perspective tends to be.” ~ Douglas Adams

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