Members of my family are going through some rough times health and job wise. Some days are better than others, but it’s frustrating to watch.
What is interesting is how when I am down about my family’s situation, my sister will cheer me up and visa versa.
What is even more interesting is that our focus is what drives our perspective, which in turn drives our mood and ability to function.
If I am standing on the edge, looking down in the proverbial trench/valley, the darkness and the fact that I cannot see the bottom, is overwhelming. It only takes one peek over the edge before I am totally dejected.
But when I change my focus and look to the other side of the valley, I see the beautiful horizon, my spirit is lifted, and I can encourage others.
Look out, not down. It makes all the difference.
And when you get to the other side, be sure to glance back at the enourmous leap you took.
Keep that glance stored away as a reminder when the next valley presents itself. Remember the last hurdle you jumped.