What we see depends mainly on what we look for. ~John Lubbock
[feely post today . . . . . it's selfish . . . . it's for me to look back on from time to time]
I received a text from a dear friend of mine this afternoon. I felt a smile come across my face just seeing her name appear on my phone.
She was "checking in" with me.
Asking how I had been.
Saying she missed seeing me.
What I had going on.
What was up next for me.
I told her.
then asked the same of her. . . . . "How have you been?"
[Let me interject here and say . . . . if you even spent 2 minutes with this woman - - you would FEEL her strength. She is not "wishy-washy" in anything she does.
Not. a. thing.]
She then told me in not so many words of an event that had recently occurred in her life.
I immediately had huge tears in my eyes.
Yes, I was sad with and for her. [for sure]. I told her this. Asked if I could do anything & that I was here for her.
what moved me was her strength & her perspective.
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It's so easy to become discouraged.
Life, family, relationships, injuries, outside influences, etc.
but. our. individual. perspective. is. everything.
If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail. ~Abraham Maslow