I got a new pair of glasses today. So far it feels a little funny. They’re bigger than my other glasses and I think I see more clearly, but I’m not sure, yet. Getting new glasses reminded me of a quote from Wayne Dyer, “When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” Maggie Kulyk reminded us of this when she spoke about Money as a Guide to Soul a few weeks ago. We were reminded that much of what we see is about perspective and much of how we react is influenced by that perspective.

I’m using my new glasses to train my eyes to see with a new prescription. They call them progressive lenses – not bifocals 😁 and it’s a new way of seeing. And it takes some work at first. I just want to put these glasses on and feel like I’ve had them forever. But, I’m constantly testing them…looking at different road signs and seeing if I can read them just as well as my old glasses. I’m making myself laugh – shouldn’t this be easier?

When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at changeMy goal this weekend is to try and get comfortable with a new perspective. I’m going to work on changing the way I look at things.

Am I upset about the leaves in my yard? Or am I grateful that I have a yard? Am I irritated about the traffic? Or am I grateful I have a car and a place to go? Am I mad at myself for not being perfect? Or am I grateful that I keep trying? Oh, the list is long….

So, try and focus. Ask yourself what kind of glasses you want to wear this weekend.

Leanne Rubenstein 
Executive Director 
Compassionate Atlanta

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