My flawed perceptions are the “problem”.
Life isn’t naturally filled with problems to solve. We create the problems by our faulty perceptions.
Here’s an example: The other day, my husband was perusing his gardening media sites. They’ve been filled lately with people wanting to grow vegetables and fruits, but who don’t yet have the knowledge to be successful.
One person wrote that she had a huge compost heap in the yard, but the previous owners had covered it with ashes from the woodstove, and now it was “ruined”.
The “problem” here was not ashes on the compost, but an immediate need to make that a problem. If she’d simply accepted that maybe the people who built up that great pile of compost knew a bit more, or had different information, and done some research, she’d immediately find that it was not a “ruined” resource. The fact is that ashes “sweeten” soil, (change the pH), and are frequently added to gardens and compost heaps for that reason.
Nature uses fire to recycle dead wood and old plants into ash, which serves as a fertilizer for the next generation of plant life. It all has purpose. Everything has a purpose, and that purpose is NOT necessarily to be a “problem”.
What “problem” are you finding in your own life?
When confronted with a pile of ashes, how do you perceive that? As a rich resource and a blessing? Or as a problem that’s practically unsolvable?
Look around yourself today. Where are those things that you see as problems, and how can you find the blessings hidden in each one? It’s literally “all in your attitude”.
When confronted with the unfamiliar, do you throw up your hands and declare disaster? Or does your attitude reflect a willingness to use the resources you’re given to fertilize your garden of miracles?
And most importantly, which kind of person do you choose to be?
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With Grace and Gratitude,