Shifting Views

22 Feb

I love windows. My home is filled with them. I love that they let light in, and I love even more that they allow me to look out, up, and down.

To me, windows—and the views they allow—are a great metaphor for wisdom. If we look, and look well; if we look and take in different views, odds are we’ll eventually find the answers we’re seeking. Only when one is able to see things from different angles can complete understanding, often even true wisdom, walk in.

Speaking of wisdom, one of the wisest things I’ve learned came from one of my past relationships in my late-teens / early-twenties (yeah, that time when you think you’re an adult but you’re not really there yet, so there’s still a spattering of angst and a tendency to brood over things that don’t quite go the way you want them; that kind of thing 🙄 ). I don’t even remember what I was moping about, but the lesson I have kept well and have practiced all the time since, and it is one I have passed on to my kids:

When things don’t go the way you want them to, or something makes you frustrated / depressed / angry et cetera, ask yourself this question:

Can I do something about it?

If  the answer to that is Yes, then go do it. If the answer to that is No, then laugh. That’s right: laugh! You can’t do anything about it anyway, so you might as well keep your sense of humor and get on with the rest of the business of living… of living a happy, good life. Right?

We can be down, honey, but we’ll never be out. 😉

Which brings me to the WordPress Photo of the Week theme (Down) and my take on it:

And extolling the wonders of looking at the world from a different viewpoint, here’s Jack Johnson:

I want to turn the whole thing upside down
I’ll find the things they say just can’t be found
I’ll share this love I find with everyone…

Have a wonderful day loaded with amazing sights and views, and much love too, my friends!

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5 Responses to “Shifting Views”

  1. 2e0mca Thursday, 23 February 2012 at 10:34 pm #

    Good positive thoughts – enjoyed the photo of the Pigeon 🙂

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    • LivE Thursday, 23 February 2012 at 11:33 pm #

      thank you so much for visiting and for your kind words! 🙂

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  2. Photecstasy Wednesday, 22 February 2012 at 2:05 pm #

    Dangit! I was going to start doing the WordPress photo of the week. OOPS! I need to put a spaground blinkie on my blog too. Glad I saw yours, I just have my design blinkie up to prove I’m bonafide to the world… speaking of bonafide, when are you going to create another Type + Writer course? You only have 5 kids, and I’m sure your house cleans itself… and really, I think you could fit it in on top of the designing you’re doing over at JS.com. 😉

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    • LivE Thursday, 23 February 2012 at 11:32 pm #

      you crack me up, yvonne! my house doesn’t clean itself even if i shut my eyes tight and cross my fingers and toes and click my heels three times, LOL! but thank you for all that you are, you are truly awesome – and yes, yes, how can i not be excited to come up with Type+Writer 3 when you never fail to inspire? 🙂 (((hugs))) my dear friend!

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      • Photecstasy Thursday, 23 February 2012 at 11:50 pm #

        MUAH!

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