Healthy Perspective

Change Your Point Of View.

Today I encourage you to look at life from another perspective. Recently a dear friend and I discussed an awful situation happening to her family, controlled by one person. Having been through something very similar, I shared with her that while she cannot change the horrible things this person is doing and saying, we can change the way we see that person in order to reduce our level of self destructing negativity.

We’ve all heard the phrase, “hurt people, hurt people.” What must be going on in that person’s mind on a daily basis to do the terrible things they do to others. In no way am I saying let them get a way with their actions. This is about how we can continue to thrive and find joy in our own lives “despite” others who work to tear us down.

Ask yourself a few questions when you are in a tough situation:

  1. What if anything have I done to contribute to this difficulty?
  2. How does the other person think or feel?
  3. Do I have the ability to make a difference in the outcome?

How we experience life is entirely unique. It’s good to ask ourselves questions, to re-evaluate our perspective. This is how we develop empathy and critical thinking. It’s also a great tool to share with children.

The most important thing to keep in mind is that compromising our own integrity to keep the peace or conversely, to get revenge, is not the solution.

I believe there is a blessing in every situation. Today I encourage you to seek that blessing, even if it is deeply disguised and you have to stand upside down to find it.