I’ve been giving a lot of thought lately to what I can and cannot control, and what kind of effect I let that have on my personal level of day-to-day peace.
I’ve been working on putting it all into #perspective.
It’s true that there is a LOT going on in the world around us; it seems like any direction you turn these days, something else is demanding your attention, your time, your energy, your outrage. It’s enough to make you dizzy.
When I think about needing to make a difference on a global scale, I immediately feel overwhelmed. Fix the entire world?! I can’t do that, I’m just one person! The mere thought of even trying makes me want to give up and hide. It feels too big.
But, when I shift my #perspective, something happens.
Perspective shifts take “I can’t” and turn it into “How CAN I?”
This tiny change in vocabulary places control back into my hands, and empowers me to take action.
Even if I can’t single-handedly create worldwide harmony right now, I CAN choose to smile at strangers in the grocery store, wave someone into traffic instead of cutting them off, or hold the door open at the post office for the lady with the armload of packages.
Even if I can’t yet do every single rep of every single move of every single workout I try, I CAN continue showing up for myself, giving it my all, and celebrating milestones with my support circle to keep my momentum going.
Even if I can’t get my entire family on board to make healthier food choices, I CAN lead by example, and make healthier choices consistently available to them.
#Perspective shifts are powerful. They can flip a challenge into a blessing in no time flat.
So, beloved, my question for you right now is this:
Even when you "can’t," HOW CAN YOU?
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