Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder

Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder

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Each of us are separate individuals who interpret life, circumstances, events, etc, in our own unique way. How one can tell us, or make us interpret something their way, no matter how they try.

Depending on where we are, and our position in life, there may be people telling us to do things every day. Our boss tells us what we have to do at work...parents tell their children to clean their room....the law tells us to obey it. I could go on and on about the things we are told to do every day, but I don’t want to.

I want to focus on the beauty of being in control of what no one can tell us to; our own thoughts and interpretations. They are such a powerful factor in determining our happiness and welfare. People can tell us to do a lot of things, but our thoughts, our interpretations, are uniquely our own, and no one else has any control of that.

You may think what a crummy job I have as a janitor, but you could also think what a great and prideful responsibility it is to provide a cleaner and healthier environment

 You may think what a depressing job it is to work in a graveyard, but you could also interpret it as a wonderful opportunity to get to work outdoors and provide a beautiful spot for someone’s final resting place.

I’m sure you get my point and no need to continue go on. Do not ever let the stigma of something become your perception! I love using our jobs as an example because it is important to understand that it is not the title of our job that defines us, rather than what it is we do in our job, and how we feel about it.

I was thinking about my current contract as spokesperson and special event coordinator at the Heart & Stroke Foundation. That is my title, and it could mean a lot of things and different interpretations, but what do I feel my role is? My heart filled with joy as I realized....I help to save lives.

If you find yourself in a position where some interpretations of your life may be bringing you down, just try looking for another way of thinking about never know until you try, and your findings may surprise you. Another beautiful thing about our lives is that it is never too late to change an outlook, or an interpretation.

I have an 80-year-old friend that always wanted to write a book but thought that she was too old now. We had a lovely conversation and after some time she realized that she didn’t have to live by other people’s interpretation of what too old means.

The only limitations we have are the ones we put on ourselves, and beauty is in the eye of the beholder.







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