You Can Choose a Higher Perspective

Have you ever looked at something and not been able to figure out what you see? Your brain is "seeing" something different than your eyes. When you finally see it properly it seems ridiculous to explain to someone what you thought you saw. Am I the only one?

Perspective is a powerful thing and our mind is involved in how we "see" things. Our past experiences affect the way we "see" different situations. The thing is each of us looks at life through our own unique perspective. 

When I speak to groups about perspective I often compare it to the game of tennis. If the ball lands on any tiny bit of the line it is considered "in." The majority of the ball could be outside of the line but it could still be "in." That is why in professional tennis tournaments you will see many line judges. To really assess if any part of the ball touches the line you need to be looking straight down the line. You cannot tell with accuracy if a ball is in or not from across the court. But when you...

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What IF the Grass is Actually Greener?

We have had so many issues with our lawn over the years, it’s almost comical. When we lived in a small home, on a tree-lined street, we had trouble growing grass in the front yard. The large maple trees provided so much shade and the roots proceeded out so far that there was no topsoil for growing grass. In the small backyard, we always had our own children and neighborhood children running around. I remember telling my husband, “This is all that matters right now. We will have plenty of years when we can have perfect grass.”

Maybe that promise set my husband up for frustration. When our children were a little older, we moved to a new home and what my husband thought would be his chance for that “perfect grass.” The first problem we encountered, was that we had sandy soil and there had not been enough topsoil brought in. The roots never got deep enough so our grass was always “hit or miss.”

One spring our grass was looking quite healthy, and...

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