"Is the glass half full or empty?" I ask her as I fill it.
She said, "It doesn't really matter, pretty soon you're bound to spill it."
- The Girl With the Weight of the World in Her Hands
This was a difficult photo challenge for me, but timely. It just so happens I'm in the market for new thought patterns. Some of my current ones have become outdated.
It's a part of growing up I suppose: scrapping the old, the irrelevant, and adjusting to the unfolding circumstances now set before me.
My cup runneth over
"I believe the specific challenges presenting themselves this season are necessary for some reason," is where I'm at tonight, by the grace of God. Perhaps tomorrow, or next week, I'll be gifted with the wherewithal to truly see them from a different, salvific point of view and genuinely rejoice in that which, from the outside, might at first appear wholly negative.
neck and neck
These images represent to me both literal and metaphorical interpretations of "A different perspective." Some involve unexpected camera angles, others point to mindsets that can make the difference between surviving and thriving in the midst of having the proverbial rug yanked out from under you.
“Dining with one’s friends and beloved family is certainly one of life’s primal and most innocent delights, one that is both soul-satisfying and eternal,”
- Julia Child
This quote brought me comfort today:
Remember, never to fear the power of evil more than you trust in the power and love of God.
- Hermas, one of the Seventy
...for everyone you meet is fighting a great battle.
- Philo of Alexandria
Gratitude, prayer and generosity can wreak all kinds of havoc on fear, resentment, disappoinment, what have you. Thank goodness hope is restored upon contact with selfless Love.
Do you have a reflection on A Different Point of View? Link to your site in the comment section below! Next week's The Way I See It theme will be: Determination