The Power of Perspective

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Believe it or not, I took these pictures within a minute of each other this past week.

In the first one I’m standing at the mailbox facing the tree in the NE direction.

In the second I’m standing near the tree facing the mailbox in the SW direction.

I snapped these photos as I was cutting the grass because I realized that the same section of my lawn looked completely different depending on the angle I was viewing it from.

With the sun at my back the lawn looked amazing. I could see the patterns from the last few times I had mowed and I couldn’t really see the clumps of cut grass I was leaving behind.

But when I turned and faced the sun suddenly the geometric beauty of the lawn disappeared. Not only that, I could see clumps of dead grass everywhere.

The same section of grass looked completely different depending on how I viewed it.

Not sure if/how this applies to you, but just something to remember this week.

Before you count a situation as awful or hopeless or doomed or too much of a mess, just remember that it might not be the situation that’s the problem.

It might just be your perspective.