It’s all about perspective

One of many pine stumps in our back yard

One of many pine stumps in our back yard

Sometimes things look so bad we wonder what we’ve gotten ourselves into and if we’re up to the challenge.  We all have moments of doubt.  What defines us is not the fear, the doubt, the trepidation… but rather how we respond.

Molly, who was rescued from a puppy mill, explores her new home.

Molly, who was rescued from a puppy mill, explores her new home.

When Molly came to us she thought the yard was great mud and all; and the tree stumps were for standing on and gave her a better view.  There were new things to see and smell, and the ground felt soft under her feet.  As plants went in, paths were created, and mulch was spread over the bare ground I began to view the yard with Molly’s sense of wonder.

The backyard is starting to take shape.

The backyard is starting to take shape.

Time has the ability to change our perspective, our outlook. The yard I once looked upon with dread I now view with wonder and joy.  It’s all about perspective and a willingness to push ahead, to move forward.

“The question is not what you look at, but what you see.”
Henry David Thoreau

“If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden.”
           Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden

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