When we bought this house (and property), our realtor said “You guys must have a real eye for potential!”
And we did. What she saw as a run down, creepy old house and shed, we saw as limitless possibilities.
I have a metaphorical pair of glasses that helps me see things as I want them to be. It’s all about what I choose to see.
For example, I choose to see this:
…instead of looking slightly to the left and seeing this:
I choose to see this:
…instead of this:
Oddly enough, these two (following) pictures are the same place, seen from opposite perspectives:
This one can be seen as pile of old junk, or a magical fort. Again… depending on what you want it to be:
Lately I have been thinking that I need to do a better job of wearing my “glasses” when I see my children. Instead of feeling frustrated by the unpleasantries of daily life, I want to focus on the beauty and goodness in my children. I want to see them loving and serving each other.
When I looked at my dark, dreary 1980’s kitchen, I had a vision of a cheerful country kitchen instead. And magically, (the magic called Jeff) that is what it became.
I can’t help but think that it will be the same with my children. If I see the great potential in them, then that is what they will see, too. And if that is what they see, then that is what they will become.