Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Perspective

It's interesting how circumstances can change in an instant.

That instant usually brings about a complete change in perspective for me.

Logically, I know I should be thankful for certain things, for certain people, all of the time.  But generally, I pretty much take it all for granted until something changes.

There are circumstances going on in so many of the lives around me...hard circumstances.  As I've thought on them today, God has given me a fresh perspective on my own life. 

My long list of things to whine about now looks like a long list of things to be thankful for.  Very thankful for.

I wish I could say that list will stay that way...unfortunately, it's likely that within hours I will once again be viewing many of those things on my list as less than desirable...not because the things changed, but because my selfish perspective changed.

Frustrating.

Praying today for the grace and wisdom I need from Him to be able to enjoy and appreciate every day life without something "tragic" forcing me to. 

16 comments:

  1. That is so true and hard to do sometimes.

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  2. Amen, sista'! It's very hard to do, though. I'm glad to know I'm not the only one.

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  3. good post!

    so hard to do but praying we both get there & can stay there... for awhile!!!

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  4. That's some seriously good stuff.

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  5. AMEN.
    Great answer, btw on your last post. I've always wondered those things too as we ponder a #3.

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  6. Praying along with you today. :)

    p.s. I still read you all the time, but don't have a whole lot of time to comment on anyone's blog anymore! Love you - want to get together someday at the mall??

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  7. True. It's so easy to take the 'everyday' for granted. I do it everyday.

    -FringeGirl

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  8. Amen, sister friend. I struggle with this every day...

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  9. I'm torn...Amen! or Ouch! Definitely relating to what you've shared.

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  10. Thankfulness has to be cultivated in our lives....and that is what you are doing! Love this post!

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  11. WOW -- We must have the same thoughts running through our heads right now: http://mommyperrott.blogspot.com/2009/02/beautiful-baby.html) and http://mommyperrott.blogspot.com/2009/02/what-if.html

    I have been thinking these same things -- I don't want to wait to appreciate something until after I've lost it -- you said it so succintly!!

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