Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Choosing Your Perspective

I took this photo in Berkeley Springs, WV.  Of course the sentiment is a good one, but what made it worth photographing from my perspective was the aging of the bumper sticker.  It's weathered, cracked and split, but the message is still very clear.  It made me smile because the bumper sticker had clearly been stuck to the back of that car for a while.  Something about it made me believe that this individual had been committed to the power of living a positive life through a journey of some length.
During my life, I've found that you don't have to put forth effort to find negativity.  Life is tough and has tons of bumps, hurdles and even the occasional boulder that can really weigh you down.  A step back from any situation can illuminate how our experiences are confined by the limited perspectives we use to interpret them.  A new perspective can be so refreshing, invigorating and motivating!  Next time you are in a situation where someone is in a negative place or you feel yourself getting into your own negative place, take a deep breath, smile and shine some understanding, non-judgmental positivity into the situation.  

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