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Perspective. I have come to realize it is the key to so much. It is what can make or break our happiness. It can elevate stress, anxiety or remind us how lucky we are and help calm us down and make us happy. We have all heard we can look at the glass as half empty or half full. I actually always hated this saying as I was a glass half empty girl for most of my life. If you need someone to point out all the things that were wrong with a situation, I was your girl. Call it a family gift that was passed down from generations of women in my family. I have worked hard, I am still working hard, to change my perspective on things. It is ironic, I married a man who always looks for the positive right off the bat. He gives everyone the benefit of the doubt. From his perspective, the glass is always half full. I have to admit, it is a much happier way to live. A client came to see me recently and her husband had just been diagnosed with a very treatable form of cancer. This was one of many difficult health issues her family had had to deal with over the last few years. She was angry, she was upset, she was scared. We spent some time talking and trying to figure out what she needed to be able to get through this difficult time. We realized it was all about perspective. A woman whose husband is losing his battle to a stage 4 cancer would give anything to have a husband with a very curable form of cancer. Yes, having a sick husband is difficult, but when we gave her a new perspective she was able to see some light. Perspective can come into play on the most mundane of situations. It doesnt have to be a life-threatening illness. Is there something in your life that if you changed your perspective would enable you to enjoy life more? Maybe it would make you happier, less stressed, allow you to move forward and open up to different opportunities. Just remember whatever your worst day is someone else would give anything to trade places with you.


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