Do you ever notice a recurring theme that keeps popping up over and over in your world? I do, sometimes, and I usually take that as a sign that I need to give that idea some thought. For me, right now, it’s perspective. How we look at things has immense power over us and others.
Yesterday I had wonderful lunch conversation with friends about how we talk to our kids. Saying, for example, “Please walk” instead of “Don’t run”. Asking for the positive behavior we would like to see rather than pointing out the negative behavior we don’t want. Pointing out the positive character traits in our children “I appreciate your desire and need for honesty” rather than telling them to stop tattling. All just a matter of perspective.
And then I stumbled across these on twitter this morning:
@TraceePersiko: It just takes a little perspective to make a whole lot of difference.
PsJimmyEvans Two men sat in prison at night looking outside. One saw stars — the other saw bars. We choose our perspective & it determines our destiny.