perspective

I haven’t forgotten my Alaska post.  I’m just not feeling it right now but I do want to write.  This actually came to mind when we were flying from San Fran to Seattle to Anchorage.  This is the shot I took that I felt captured what I was thinking:

It’s so easy for me to get caught up in my problems, my worries, my life.  And I think this is a pretty human tendency, to be self-absorbed to one degree or another.  It’s when I step back and let myself see through the eyes of the bigger picture, or through someone else’s situation, that I gain a little perspective on my own baggage.  It’s amazing what a difference that makes.  My problem can seem so small, so miniscule that I hardly know why I’ve noticed it at all.

My life is so full of blessing, but sometimes I lose sight of it, caught up in the junk of daily life.  There are so many things to worry about, so many things that capture my attention.  Why do I let them?  I want to live a life full of the right perspective, one that is focused on things that matter, eternal things.  I want to have joy, genuine and full.

Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear.  Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes?  Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them.  Are you not much more valuable than they?  Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life? – Matthew 6:25-27

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