Luca has been walking around the house holding this magnifying glass up to his face. He is so fascinated in household objects he’s played with for months, because he’s seeing them from a new perspective. It’s AWESOME to watch his complete awe and excitement. He’ll walk towards an object and “Ohhhhh!”, then bursts out laughing. He’ll come up to you and you start laughing because his eyes are big and his face looks different. It’s a real joy to watch him discover his familiar space with a new outlook. He’s enjoying himself and the new view.
A few days ago, a dear friend, found out she didn’t get a job she wanted. Her boss left in July so she’s been filling those shoes. I was shocked that they didn’t pick her. I know she’s also surprised and her ego is hurting.
As I watch Luca, walk around, I’m tempted to buy her a magnifying glass. I doubt she’d walk around her apartment looking through it but the idea is still valid. When things don’t turn out the way we want, there’s only one thing we have control over: how we see and cope with the current situation. My dear friend didn’t get the job she wanted but there is a new love merging in her life. Since her beau lives in another country, I see this as a disguised blessing. Not getting the job allows another door to open. It allows more possibilities to become realities. She’s smart enough to realize that she may look back and think these things but she’s still got a sting from the rejection.
Whatever negative thing pops up this week, pull your imaginary magnifying glass out. Let the new view allow you to see something you may not have seen. Let the new view remind you that it’s just that–a new perspective on the same object. You get to choose how to see it. If the regular appearance doesn’t serve you, see it with a new lens. You’re guaranteed to benefit from having two perspectives on the same object or situation.
Wishing you joy as you enjoy your new view.