Instead of seeing the wonderful, creative, colorful scribbles of my toddler; I simply get angered and annoyed that I left my current book I am attempting to read in the presence of a crayon wielding, pint size artist who thinks anything with paper qualifies as her canvas. *deep breath* Today I chose to see the beautiful. I look into myself, my own attitude and my own sense of gratitude and appreciate the small things. When I loose sight of those small things my entire world changes. Today I intentionally choose to stop, slow down and truly value the things that matter. Life is messy, chaotic and down right stressful...if we allow ourselves to get swept away.
Here on this gorgeous rain soaked yet some what sunny Sunday morning I'm realizing, like many times before, that I don't have to keep up this illusion of a crazy, chaotic, hectic, yet dull, "go-go-go" type of lifestyle. I want to blame moving to the east coast for this weird ever looming pressure of fast paced insanity but I don't think that would be fully fair even if it is slightly true. I think its poop-colored glasses. Yes, you read that right....poop-colored glasses. You know how people say you're looking at the world through rose-colored glasses? Typically its an insult meaning your being naive or only seeing one side of the situation. Enter in poop-colored glasses. See where I'm going with this? Once we pick up and put on these disgusting specs our world changes whether we notice it or not. Things that were once colorful, magnificent and diverse appear dingy, dark, and down right right nasty. We get stuck in this pattern of seeing everything as poop...and that's really shitty. pun fully intended.
I challenge all of us to see the world through rose-colored glasses. I mean would it be such a horrible to thing to have a positive outlook as your default mode? To think that a toy filled floor means happy kids? and a kitchen of dirty dishes means we have lots of good food to eat? Even think of things like car trouble, which we all know is a huge inconvenience, as a blessing because we have a car and we have places or a job that we need to get to. A grateful heart, a positive outlook and time to slow down and breathe allows the soul the reevaluate. Take off the poop-colored glasses and see the world for what it really is- stunning, lovely, magnificent, and unbelievably wonderful. You're going to miss it, you're going to regret it. Stop. Slow. ENJOY. Today only happens once and you can never have it back.
I will get back to reading my now very colorful, artistically designed book. Who wants just plain white pages anyways?