Different Perspectives

I have always wanted to mention to you, that if you would like to listen to a different tune than the one I have chosen for a post...just scroll down to my playlist at the bottom of my blog, and play whatever song speaks to your heart.

Life Lessons...I love life lessons.

Yesterday I was taking a drive and I turned down a familiar road.  But, I usually am traveling from the opposite direction.

As I approached one of my favorite book shops called Bearly Read Books, I noticed a shop next door from the front entrance.  For some reason I thought the entrance was on the other side.


When I went inside, I asked the lovely shopkeeper if they had moved things around.  She said no, and I told her I had never noticed that there was a shop next door.

I found a wonderful treasure as always, and started for home.

I chose a different road to explore a bit, and much to my surprise it linked to the thoroughfare that would bring me closer to home.

By mistake, I turned right instead of left, and it wasn't until I saw a familiar church that I realized it was the road I needed for a quick trip home.

Robin on top of Stowe Moutain

However, I needed to be going in the opposite direction. So, I turned around.

The curious thing is that I noticed things I had never noticed before.

Robin taking flight

The different direction had given me a completely new view.

Further up the road it struck me...The Life Lesson.  God was showing me that when we open our hearts just a squeak and allow ourselves to see a situation from a different point of view, we allow God's wisdom to enter into that circumstance.

If you are like me, you have gotten stuck in opinions that you might have been carrying around for quite sometime.  Perceptions that you might never have challenged.

Like an amazing inspirational talk called Different ways of knowing.

It's pretty terrific when God's life lesson shows you how you can add allot of His wisdom into almost any circumstance.

Adding that wisdom allows you to see things from someone else's perspective.

Life Lessons appear out of the blue, they are just one of those things that make life interesting.  I found a lovely video with lots of Life Lessons, if you would like a bit more inspiration.  It's called Lessons on Life.

The Windmills of Your Mind, I love these lyrics...

Round, like a circle in a spiral,

like a wheel within a wheel

never ending or beginning of an ever spinning wheel,

like a snowball down a mountain, or a carnival balloon...

Vee said...

I'm just going to go sit on that fence beside the robin if he'll stay and bask in the glory of that place. How amazing!

Yes, I do think we need to take a different route or do a thing a different way or think a new thought or read something out of the ordinary every once in a while. I'm not sure I want to gain the perspective of a cow, but that was a very amusing photo just then, Karen. :D

Madame Samm said...

Hello, I am most inspired..I came across your blog on someone else's link...I am sew pleased I followed my heart...how lovely your blog is ...as you are..

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning dearest Karen,

Yes, perspective can change YOU....not the thing, person or concept being PERCEIVED. It is interesting how shadows play a role in all of this....I am going to do a blog post soon about this, but we have to remember that we are the spectators, not the "stars" on the stage....then will we GET IT....I am always trying to learn this and TEACH this to my students. Oh how lovely your insights are my friend!

Enjoy your day, Anita

Shelia said...

Hi Karen! Oh, I'm so glad I've read your post today. This was meant for me, I know it! There has been a little issue with a friend of mine and your words really spoke to me - to step back and try to see the issue in another light! I was praying that God would give me direction today and I believe you were the one He used to give me a little more peace! Thank you!
Yes, music is such a treasure and speaks to so many hearts!
Thank you so much for popping in to see me today.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Cinner said...

The pictures are beautiful, amazing how these life lessons sneak up on us and show us the way. beautiful post. I will check out that other link. have a great day.

Dolores said...

I almost missed this post....sure glad I read and saw all the beauty inspired here.
The beautiful pictures send me to a wonderful spot!!!
You've inspired me AGAIN!