It’s all about seeing things with new eyes.
Whether it’s our relationships, our situation, our home, our job, or even our old clothes. When we adjust our vision, or what we focus on, magic happens.
For instance, I love my husband dearly, but his office drives me crazy! It’s cluttered and messy. Crumpled papers litter the floor. Half full coffee cups take up space around the computer. Piles of paper and envelopes are strewn about the desks and on chairs. Things are out of place and it drives me NUTS! I used to look at all of this and get mad. After all, I spent two whole days cleaning and organizing all of this. I bought new furniture, shelves, and all of those office organizers that promise a beautiful office to work in. So you can imagine my disappointment when it gradually became cluttered and unkept again. I would immediately become furious every time I walked by and saw the unruly state of his office. I would often wonder what was wrong with a man that could live that way.
I had to adjust my vision.
When I did, magic happened.
I looked at how he chooses to spend his time with new eyes. I began to see how he has his priorities straight. He is a wonderful father and husband, he faithfully spends so much quality time with our family. He is a good friend, willing to spend his free time on weekends helping them with building projects. He is a good neighbor, always available at the drop of a hat to help someone in need. He is a good community member, donating his time to build things like new dugouts for the baseball teams. With an agenda like that, who cares if there isn’t time left over in the day to keep his office clean.
I now see him with new eyes.
When we were building our house, I was guilty of seeing all the things that weren’t accomplished yet. When I adjusted my vision, and began to focus on all the things that were completed instead, I soon became amazed at what had happened in a short amount of time.
I love it when someone reminds me to change the way I see things. As the new half time teacher was leaving at lunchtime one day, I commented that I was jealous she got to go home. She turned right around, looked me right in the eyes and told me that she was jealous that I got to stay. Oh how right she was! How lucky am I to have a full time job that I love these days. It’s all in how you look at it isn’t it.
Take this long, ugly, plain, shapeless dress, that clings to all the wrong places on my body. Let’s see if magic happens when we look at this with new eyes.
Beautiful color, comfortable knit fabric, so many possibilities.
It’s all in how we look at it, isn’t it. I can’t wait to wear this to school tomorrow.
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