I was doing my morning comb through Facebook today when I came across a picture of a friend’s wife. The capture said Natasha in the Kitchen. It was a beautiful black and white photo of her standing front of an ironing board, holding a sheer fabric. I thought boy, doesn’t he have a beautiful life. He has a backstory, though. He had to leave New York to go to Moscow and reclaim his child a few years ago. And he had to stay in Moscow, at least for the time being. Since then he met Natasha, got married, and now has a beautiful second girl. He blogs about his life and posts photos as art projects regularly. But then I realized it’s not necessarily his life, but the lens he has on his life that makes it so rich and beautiful. He appreciates what he has. He could have easily put on the victim lens, yet he has chosen not to. And this view is what makes me, living in the U.S., where he probably prefers to be, admire his life in Moscow.
What lens do you have on your life?
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We make choices in life based on the information available to us and our readiness. If you don’t like the consequence of a choice you made (small or big), there’s no need to continually criticize yourself. Change direction starting with this upcoming step. It’s not over while you are still alive and can make different choices.
I write a note on my stepdaughters’ blackboard every time they come to visit us. This image and its corresponding message left such an impression on me that I drew/wrote them on the girls’ black board. Think how much more exciting the world would be if people didn’t spend so much time and energy blending in.
Your mission this week, should you choose to accept it, is to get out of the box and let the real you come out and play. Release a few balloons into the world. Give the world a dose of your unusual.
Cheers and happy Monday.