I recently saw a quote online that read, “The only difference between a 'people watcher' and 'creepy stalker' is how good looking a person is.” It just goes to show you what a difference PERSPECTIVE can make. What perspective do you have on the way you look at the things around you?
Let me let you in on a little secret. About six months ago, I was getting more and more aggravated, agitated, irritated, infuriated, exasperated. Bottom line, I was just HACKED OFF!
I came to realize what was causing it—those dag on 24-hour news channels. You know—the ones that hound you, pound you, and sound the alarms of continuous alleged “breaking news.” By watching those things throughout my day, I was filling my mind with the thoughts of pundits, screamers, and anchorheads. I’d go to bed so shook up about our economy and lack of leadership in government that I’d wake up every night in a sweat.
So, the day before Thanksgiving, 2011, I decided to turn off the noise and focus on the good. I gave up Fox News, CNN, and all the rest of these barking news channels for the peace that can only be found in our great God. Now, that’s a radical change in perspective!
I no longer see a disaster coming. I no longer feel that our economy is tanking. I have a renewed spirit and love for our country. I have a fondness for those who give up their lives to lead our great nation—regardless of their political affiliation. My stress level has been reduced dramatically. My soul has been restored.
If you find yourself in need of an attitude adjustment, consider changing your perspective. You can look at things differently, but you might have to change up what it is that is giving you that perspective in the first place.
I tell my kids all the time, “you are who you hang with.” It’s also true that we become what we watch, read, and listen to.
You, too, have the power to change your perspective!