I found this old post that I wrote five years ago. Things change, that’s for sure, but perspective remains the same.
Today was a nice day weather-wise. It wasn’t in the 90’s for the first time in at least a week. It was a good day to be outside. Even my mailman husband thought so. Only problem is I don’t have an ‘outside’ and I miss that so much now that I live in an apartment. So I was feeling a little sorry for myself about the whole ordeal…yet again, but as I posted back in October Perspective is Everything.
Perspective remains the same and my perspective is quite different on that today. In fact, it is almost a complete turn around. Don’t get me wrong, I can’t say that I enjoyed that situation, however, today, looking back, that was really not that big of a deal.
Well, it was and it wasn’t. At the time it was HUGE! Now, it’s not that big of a deal at all. But maybe that’s how all life’s unexpected situations are, going through it feels like the worst of the worst. If you’re brave enough to look back, and truthfully I just now am, the lessons are priceless.
And the rest of the post is the following paragraph:
I had lunch earlier this week with a friend who had breast cancer four years ago. She has had painful complications ever since…lives in pain everyday, in fact, and knows that at each check-up she too could get the news that it has returned. What a way to live.
My friend realized that fear back in October of 2015. You may have read my post Preparing to Leave. She is gone now. She is missed but this woman who was loved and respected by so many people is out of pain and for that we are all grateful.
That doesn’t mean that I (or anyone else) will ever like those inevitable life situations that we so dread, but it pretty much guarantees that our perspectives will change…someday.
Perspective is indeed everything and perspective remains the same as we experience each new situation.