Wednesday, November 14, 2007

It's a beautiful day for a duck.

Quack! That's what the cashier said to me today at Target. Pretty funny! However, as I was walking out I found some deeper meaning, as usual. I thought about how sometimes I complain about the weather, but it really depends on one's perspective. It IS a nice day for a duck. It's gray and cloudy and rainy. But it's warm. Not bad if you consider that it COULD be really cold and everyone would get sick from the cold rain. So, it really just depends on how you look at it.

I'm the type of person who tends to try and look at things from different angles. I had a professor in grad school who drilled into our heads one semester, "it's all in how you frame it." Basically, there are many ways to look at any given situation. Try changing your perspective and see how it looks differently. I find this helpful when I'm counseling people, but I try to do it in my own life as well. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. Sometimes I'm so caught up in my own negative thoughts and experiences that nothing else can change that. But, I feel much better when I AM able to change my point of view and evaluate things in a more positive way than before.

That's my food for thought for today!