The Frame Limits Your View…

Quotes and Notes #335, October 5

Change your position, modify your view.

Change your position, modify your view.

“You can, you should, and if you’re brave enough to start, you will.”—Stephen King, “On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft.”—

The window is a framed picture that holds an outside picture. The picture is not complete, though, because the perspectives and the dimensions of the view change with your position. There are still boundaries and to get past them, you need to occasionally climb through the window to get the entire picture.

Look at your life through different windows and then go outside and study the view looking in. It could be fun. It could be scary—who knows.

But share a smile with those you see through the window. That will make you happy.
Everything is going to be all right
John P. Schulz—“Sweetie Drives on Chemo Days.”

Do Random Patterns Exist?

Quotes and Notes #329 September 29

Do patterns confine us or set us free?

Do patterns confine us or set us free?

“From where we stand the rain seems random. If we could stand somewhere else, we would see the order in it.”—Tony Hillerman, “Coyote Waits”—

There is often a pattern to our thoughts, actions, and concerns. The pattern, followed closely, can become a confinement. Sometimes we allow trivial concerns to pile up on us and to close us in like prison bars.

We can close our eyes, package the concerns, and imagine being on a hill looking down at the situation. Everything will look different. From a different perspective, it all becomes easier to deal with.

Cast a big grin down from the hill
Everything is going to be all right
John P. Schulz—“Sweetie Drives on Chemo Days.”

If You Can’t Change the Job, Change Your Viewpoint…

Quotes and Notes #315, September 15

If you move a bit one way or the other, the view changes.

If you move a bit one way or the other, the view changes.

“Why not make a daily pleasure out of a daily necessity.”—Peter Mayle—

Now, there’s an idea. It’s been my job to wash the dinner dishes since I was a child. I always looked at the job as drudgery. Things changed, though, over the years, and now I look at the time spent washing dishes as a free time for meditation and reflection.

What daily chores or rituals do you see as burdens? Try approaching them with a different viewpoint. It certainly won’t hurt anything.

And it never hurts to share a smile
Everything is going to be all right
John P. Schulz—“Sweetie Drives on Chemo Days.”

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