It’s all Relative

Mondays can be hard for me, particularly after especially great weekends. That was true this morning,  as I looked out the window at a bleak, grey sky. I found myself feeling negative.

I checked the weather forecast this morning to decide how much to bundle the kids for our walk to school, and felt a little disappointment. This morning was so dark and grey, and the week ahead was looking glum too, I thought.

When we arrived at school, I bumped into one of my sweetest friends, who is eternally positive. We chatted briefly, and she mentioned how she’s looking forward to walking to school this week. “I checked the weather and it’s not looking too bad!” she said.

For a brief moment I questioned whether we’d heard different reports.

Then it occurred to me, that of course, like everything else, it’s all about perspective. Obviously my chipper little friend was honestly just seeing the bright side of the forecast, while I was fixating on the grey clouds and snow.

It was a wake up call for me. Time to focus on the sunny side!

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