Monday, January 24, 2011

It's important to see the whole picture!

   It has always been interesting to me, how easy it is to get into tunnel vision and not see the whole picture in some circumstances. I have heard my grandmother say, on more than one occasion "Lynn, you shouldn't go putting all your eggs in one basket!" She would go on to explain, if you put all your time and attention to one particular thing, then you might be very disappointed if something happens to your eggs. Well, she was right... when I focused on just one thing whether that was my boyfriend, my sports, my art, and didn't keep a good perspective then just as she predicted...my world seem to come crashing down around me.

   Now I am on the other side to some degree, just because of my age and experience. And I am realizing how hard it is to teach my kids about perspective, especially if they have their mind set on something. I admire how patient my grandmother was, she could have said "Now listen Lynn, I have already been around the block a time or two, and I know what I am talking about, so you need to pay more attention!" But she didn't, I think she was wise enough to know when to teach and when to stand back and just observe, now that takes wisdom
   When I saw this funny carton today, it reminded me of this subject and how even as a Nana, I need to still try to keep my perspective in life and with the circumstances around me too. Yes, life is all about learning!

 

"The world is round and the place which may seem like the end may also be only the beginning."               ~Ivy Baker Priest

"If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail."  ~ Abraham H. Maslow

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