A Change in Perspective
I talk a lot about perspective.
Seeing things from a different point of view.
Most of us feel as though we are completely capable of this, however it gets tricky!
Here’s an example.
This past weekend, I left my son home alone for 2 hours. Something I wasn’t super excited about.
A few hours after coming home, I went to light my favorite candle only to discover wax had dripped down the outside of the container. After noticing this, I also discovered several other candles were misplaced and awry.
Well, this “evidence” was enough to make me go off the edge.
I immediately used what I had found to create a story of what had happened.
One that involved my 13 year old home alone playing with matches, lighters and candles.
My brain was exploding, and I was outraged!
I immediately confronted him with my fixed perspective and mountain of “evidence”.
My son- calm, cool and collected, explained what had actually happened.
A few hours after I had returned home, I was in the back yard with the dogs. My son went on the front porch, lit a few candles and read a book. A lovely, relaxing time that was just what he needed (doing his homework to boot).