One of the books I came across was Life's Uncertain, Eat Dessert First. I learned two things from this book. In the midst of frustration and hard stuff, take time to have fun. The other I learned the power of gratitude. That is right, the POWER of gratitude. I believe that changing my attitude to one of gratitude helped me start to get out of the mess I was in. I couldn't control my nightmares, I didn't have means to change my circumstances, however, I have 100% control over my attitude. I new it was important to be thankful but I didn't grasp the power of feeling grateful. Gratitude can turn a gray sullen cloud cover sky into a master piece painted just for me. Challenges became blessings. Difficulties created diamonds. I started looking at my world differently. Same world....new perspective. Many of my photographs are about hidden treasures in the desert. Taking time to see the bits of color hidden among the thistles. When I am feeling overwhelmed and out of sorts, I remind myself that I am in control of my attitude. How can I reframe the picture of my life.
Bloom where you are planted.
|Same area as above, I changed my perspective.|