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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Chapter 9, Page 27, Book 17

A shift in perspective makes the particles in your universe dance to different possibilities. 

Annie Kagan

Just for today I will keep things in their proper perspective

A dead end is just a good place to turn around. 

 Naomi Judd

Keep things in perspective means to look at the whole picture, seeing things in their proper relation/proportion to everything else.

In relation to every thing else that is going on in the world, my little plot in the world seems very peaceful and calm.  This is where I am and where I like to be.  There are things however, that happen now and again that suddenly blow my mind away and that is when I need to look at the whole picture and put things in their proper perspective.

There is nothing good or bad, but thinking makes it so.

William Shakespeare

 If we lose our perspective we can end up worrying for hours about things that may never even happen.  I think we often take things out of perspective. We let small incidents grow into major issues.   

For instance, it’s not uncommon to let the careless or rude behavior of some driver ruin our day. But who do we hurt when we let our blood pressure go through the roof in response to someone’s rudeness? Generally, our reaction has no impact on the person at fault. But our reactions can and do negatively effect our health. And our altered moods frequently carry over to other relationships and we become curt with someone who had nothing to do with the incident.

By learning to overlook the petty things that people do to try to gain an advantage, whether on the road, in line at the supermarket or wherever they occur, we spend that time and our efforts on things in life that count.

When you wake up every day, you have two choices. You can either be positive or negative; an optimist or a pessimist. I choose to be an optimist. It's all a matter of perspective. 

Harvey Mackay

When life gets difficult or troublesome the best thing we can do is to step back and put things into proper perspective.  Dealing with difficult situations can leave you with a new outlook about what is truly important in your life.

In a world bursting with contrived urgency, it’s all too easy to lose sight of what makes life so precious. We can do ourselves a favor, and give ourselves some perspective. As we gain perspective, we'll find that our list of what is truly important will continue to narrow.  

Instead of seeing the rug being pulled from under us, we can learn to dance on a shifting carpet.

Thomas Crum


betty said...

That is so true about perspective. These days when I feel a bit down, I remember how blessed I am, considering all going on with hurrhurricanes, earthquakes, etc.


jack69 said...

You said..... If we lose our perspective we can end up worrying for hours about things that may never even happen. I think we often take things out of perspective. We let small incidents grow into major issues. ..... and then later mentioned:
Contrived Emergencies. ...........

That is the truth. I was doing that just before reading this. THANKS You hit the nail on the head many times lady. THANKS a bunch!

Mevely317 said...

Boy, for a moment there I thought you were talking to me. :)
Road rage? Yep. I'm ashamed to admit, I've taken my frustration out on Tom on more than one occasion.
I love how Blogville allows each of us the opportunity to lean on one another ... and more importantly, lift one another's spirits. Thank you!


shifting ones perspective does make a big difference in your life, it's true. "A dead end is just a good place to turn around. "