“We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.”
I received a wonderful compliment today.
A friend sent me a message telling me how wonderful she thinks it is that I post photos on Facebook of my kids while they are on vacation with their dads, celebrating the happiness they are experiencing.
I so appreciated her kind words, but it doesn’t strike me as odd to do what I do.
I admit, there was a time when, especially with my second ex-husband, I would never have even acknowledged anything good he did with our daughter.
So, what changed?
My focus. I choose now to appreciate all the good that my kids and I experience. Does that mean there are no rough patches? Hell, no. But instead of allowing those to consume my mind and heart, I treat them as what they are: fleeting. The happiness is what lasts; the good is what stays consistent; the love my children experience is what remains.
Just like every other parent, I want what’s best for my children. I am okay with the fact that I will not be the one to provide all of that for them. I can’t possibly – and I wouldn’t dream of denying them the best just because I can’t be the one to give it to them. When I began to focus on what I appreciate in general, this was a natural shift that occurred.
A shift in perspective is all it takes. Life will shift accordingly.
Love and light,
When have you shifted perspective and noticed a positive shift in your life? Leave a comment below.
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