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A Story About Perception

We started off our 4th at a poolside BBQ.  My jerk wings were a hit!!

Then a storm started coming our way so we left.  Shenelle met us at the house...
Then we hoped the rain would stop... but it didn't.  You would think that would break our spirits, I do admit that I was a bit disappointed, we decided to go see fireworks anyway.

This experience had me thinking, (I think A LOT).  Someone in my life recently got on me about "perception" about what other people think (and what they think) about the things that I, and other people do.  I don't worry about what people think about me and my life, and nor am I concerned about theirs. It however had me thinking very much about perception and its role in my life.  I realized that my view of the world is very different from everyone elses and that I can change my experience by changing my perception of the world, so I have been working on being more aware of this.

When the rain kept on coming down John and I and our friends, as well as everyone there, stayed under cover.
When the fireworks started they were a little hard to see from where we were and I decided that I would change my "perception" of the rain.  Instead of seeing it as a nuisance I wanted to embrace it and see it as an opportunity to have a romantic 4th.  John and I were the only 2 people sitting on the driving range, rain and all.  It felt special, we were closely cuddled together and it felt like we were the only people in the world at that moment.  It was amazing!

So, even though I disagree with other peoples idea of perception, I am very happy I was able to focus on what perception meant to me in my life and I hope to continue working with it to see everything in my life as an opportunity to experience the joy that the world has to offer.


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