Saturday, October 23, 2010

Matter of perspective...

I love this photo from our recent visit to Walt Disney World. From this shot, it would seem that we are the only visitors at the park. Doesn't it just hint that we did not have to stand in one line or fight one crowd?

Honestly, I am not sure how I even managed to capture this moment. Just some wonderful timing on our part, I am sure. (There really were other people in the park!) But the perspective of peace, calm, and crowd-less-ness makes me smile.

Late October is upon us and I am no more certain of how we arrived at this date then I am about how I took that photo! Teaching my littlest kindergarten, and three 8th graders has my head spinning and time zooming by. In the midst of busy, I find that my perspective can get skewed. My focus can shift and frankly, I can lose my peace, calm and joy. 

1 Thessalonians 5:16 speaks about exactly what our perspective should be:

"Be joyful always; pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus."

The reminder -- to give thanks for ALL my circumstances, to pray ALL the time and to be joyful ALWAYS is exactly the directive I need.

What about you? Do you need to adjust your perspective a bit? Do you need to remember when to count your blessings? (ALWAYS....)


The Giraffe Head Tree said...

I need this lesson daily, hourly, minute-by-minute as instead of crowd-less-ness (love that) my head is crowded with all manner of duty and drama constantly and always. Thanks for your timely words of wisdom, my friend.

Heather said...

uh...yes. Thank you...lesson learned.