It has been interesting the past weeks to see, hear and absorb all the different viewpoints on the economy, politics and the world around us. It is sometimes hard to avoid hearing any of it when it appears around every corner.
These are tough times financially and politically for many on a global basis- but they are certainly not the worst. The worst times may come for someone who is battling cancer or a divorce, or the sickness of a child. The worst may come for someone who loses their job or their home. The worst times may be for someone who has no food to feed their family.
My perspective has changed in many ways through this past year. I see all the good in people and life around us. Sitting in a hospital bed for seven months can change your view on may things. What do I see?
- I see the warmth and love of my children smile when I think of their giggles.
- I see people with so little to give - helping those around them.
- I see what is possible every day - not what isn't.
Hard times are in the eye of the beholder. Treat your brain like a bucket of information - keep feeding it fear, desperation and CNN and sooner or later - everything you see will be half empty.
Take a break from the news and the fear of these times and start being present - living the life you have always imagined. Be with the ones you love and do what makes you happy - You might just see things from a different perspective.