This was the sight as I looked down when walking home from school earlier, the mix of colours, patterns and textures were glorious. I realised that despite having maybe thousands of photos of my children I didn't have any of them from this view point, which is perhaps the way I have seen them the most especially when they were small.
She was fast asleep so I took the opportunity to find the camera and get my picture, her little hand looked so sweet with the contrasting patterns behind. Two years and one month and still not sleeping very well at night, "Cuggle Wuby Mummy" was very cute the first time we heard it at half past five in the morning but not so much now lovely girl!
I was in our front garden with a sleeping babe safe in the buggy and camera in hand and starting thinking more about perspective, the way in which we look at things, in particular the point of view we take. Here are a few pictures of the same thing but from a different perspective:
Perspective makes a difference.
The tree which I have been told is a cherry blossom still looks amazing, although the sky was not as brilliant at nine today.
In an attempt to keep it real I will now shatter the illusion of a perfect front garden: the hyacinths were randomly shoved in the ground last year to see what would happen, the daffodils are actually my neighbours, we have a lot of work to do to tidy the garden after a tree was taken down, of course there is are several little boy piles of sticks as well as a scooter flung somewhere.
But who wants to dwell on things like that when there is such beauty to gaze at? It is all about choosing the right perspective and as I have thought about it all day I have been reminded of a verse from the bible:
For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the LORD.
Isaiah 55 v 8
Isaiah 55 v 8
A little voice is reminding me about my perspective: although circumstances and situations stay the same and can be out of my control to change, I need to check I am looking at things in the right way. Making sure I am investing my life in important things, the things that really matter. Remembering the whole picture and not getting caught up in a tiny part.
Gaining the right perspective changes everything.
Anything you need to change perspective on today?