Perspective. I would love to go into all the cool things that got me here, but I am unable to. I am fighting a cold (still) and now a headache (again). So this gets to be short and sweet. Why not wait till I feel better to expound on this very timely subject? Well, because I was actually feeling better, and now I am not. If I put it off any longer, I get this feeling that it will never get written. Is it that important? I am not sure for you, but I know it is for me.
What have I learned about perspective in the past few weeks? Well some people can look at the same situation and have very different visions of what they see. It all comes down to perspective. So many things go into how a person perceives life, the values they were taught, the experiences they have had and their own chemical make-up. And sure as the day is long, none of us have the exact same perspective on everything. As frustrating as it is, that is how God made us, so that means it is good.
I am not sure what the next year will bring, but I know one thing I want to do. I want to withhold my judgement (for lack of a better word) and listen. I know my perspective, but I want to be willing to listen to yours. I still might not agree with you, but by listening, I hope to find the common ground that we do share. It’s there, I know it. And I hope in this next year we all try to take the time to find it
January 19, 2017 at 10:14 pm
I think that it is interesting that when you say you will listen and you will see their perspective how easy that sounds…right!! but it seems to be so hard. I think that is the only way to communicate and understand each other. So great 2017 goal. Wish more would think like that:)