We see things out of focus

baby feeding cat with spoon

“When we’re in high-drama mode, everything is a crisis. But that’s often because we need the adrenalin or we’re bored…

…The hardest thing about perspective is it means we need to grow up. Or maybe we don’t. One way to have good perspective is to see the world through the eyes of a child. We innocently report. We accept how others think and feel. If something is had or sad, or we’re scared, we say that. We say how we feel and what we want and need. We know that when we’re tired, we see things out of focus. And when things get too difficult, we either go play in the park or we take a nap. Somehow we know that everything will work out.”

~ Melody Beattie

Image source: Justbesplendid. Quote Source: Melody Beattie

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  1. It’s a good point..When the stimuli get overwhelming, a child cries or takes a nap or a grown-up takes them into a different environment. And it’s also true that one way or another life continues relentlessly, perhaps not resolved in the way we would like, but doggedly nonetheless. I vote for requisite nap times for any one over the age of 18 and playgrounds that are easily accessible from any office building. Dave, I’ll race you to the monkey bars.


  2. the innocence of a child is viewing the world in hopeful anticipation of better things to come and of a time that is limitless to enjoy. when we bring this kind of energy through adulthood it will always help us to brave the storms!


  3. Was sold when I saw the photo, and just love the message. Luckily, I have two pairs of innocent eyes, that remind me every day, there is no point for drama and negativity. Life is too short! They also remind me to smile, enjoy and relax.


  4. I so agree. Asking questions as an 8 year old works pretty well too, especially dealing with someone who thinks they have all the answers.


  5. Alex Jones says:

    In crisis people become blind since they are too busy surviving than being attentive.


  6. Michael Zahaby says:

    Love that picture.


  7. This: …If something is hard or sad, or we’re scared, we say that. We say how we feel and what we want and need….” I wish we didn’t lose that as adults. Great post.


  8. Love the picture David!


  9. Reblogged this on Wholeheartedness.


  10. Love picture & the words are so true.


  11. +A nap it is then. : )


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