what are you looking for?

May 22, 2014

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what we see depends on what we look for?

are you the type who always sees the silver lining? even in a skimpy, 30-thread count, broadcloth, burlap, barely-there blanket?

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is every morning a 400 color-count crayon box of happy? is the world a sea of opportunities for smiling, high-fiving, a runway for impromptu somersaults and general hoopla?

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or do you tend to notice only the bitter; the poppyseed-sized grey cloud in a sky, marine blue, with sunshine?

do you sometimes find yourself waking up, looking for a fight?

do you ride that honda civic’s bumper just because his shade of red reminds you of your rival college mascot?

do you sometimes stand a little too militaristic in the coffee line when all that person behind you wants to see is what’s in the danish counter–they’re NOT trying to cut in front of you, but you almost would like them to try. it’s been a while since you’ve been to kickboxing class, and you’re not sure if you still got that “uppercut.”

back in the car, are you screaming at the top of your already comprimised lungs when that molten lava hot {aka coffee} escapes down the side rim of your so-called tightly sealed lid, burning your chin and landing, SPLAT!, on your crisp, white, linen, shirt.

all could have been avoided had you just taken the time to relax, calm down, and not been so eager to aggressively jackhammer your drink down your throat…presuming today, the world was out to piss you off.

i’m so guilty of this.

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i’ll have a spin room crammed full of people i love, dancing their faces off in the dark; one beat, 35 souls and a magic that can’t be bottled up and sold. yet with one swipe of an idex finger, a corner lights up with a cell phone, and i turn into sleeping beauty’s, fire-breathing dragon.

despite all the goodness around me, i allow an insect of rudeness to ruin my party.

it’s 100% MY choice, 1000% my fault.

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we are handcuffed to the lenses we choose.

and make no mistake, perspective is ALWAYS our choice, we have only ourselves to blame.

people will always lack manners, coffee spills, cellphones happen….how we respond is up to us.

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today i’m making a planned effort to seek out the silly; to find the sweet in what might, at first taste bitter. the forecast calls for hazy skies with scattered clouds, but i am only going to see and smell the sunshine.

which lens will you choose today?

thursday happy to you m’loves..

love,

katie

 

  • Katie, I’ve been an avid fan for years and have always found your blog to be awe-inspiring. But today…this post provides my little confused and troubled heart with the balm that it so desperately needs at this moment. Thank you so much!

    • oh my goodness!!! leanne…thank you so much…i love to hear from readers…you’ve made my day…thank you so much for reaching out to me…

      love,
      katie

  • Spot on! Starting now, I’ll put a little more effort into reaching for that rosier lens.

    • you seem to already put a ton of rosey into out world ari girl…

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