Perspective. I’m sure I’ve written a view on this subject before but this week made me stop and try to put a few things in my own life into perspective. If you are a returning parent at Conejo or even a new parent at Conejo, I hope you have all heard the words glitch, bummer, and disaster. The classrooms have spent some time discussing these three words and how they help us keep daily happenings in perspective.
A glitch…these are the little inconveniences that occur during our day that without perspective can derail us. Stubbing a toe, breaking a pencil, missing an exit on the freeway. Any event that is easily fixed with time or a simple action. How many times do I let these “little” things play over in my mind and ruin my day? Hmmm. It really depends on my mindset.
A bummer…still not a huge ordeal but easier for me to fixate on and complain about during my day. Getting a flat tire, breaking a bone, forgetting an appointment. Bummer. Still fixable but certainly costlier, time consuming, and inconvenient than a glitch.
A disaster…here are the real life altering events. Losing a loved one, being injured in a major car accident, contracting a debilitating disease. The list could go on but these are certainly not daily occurrences. Maybe even as few as a handful in my lifetime. Makes me stop and think.
Blessed. Life surely hands me things I would surely rather not experience but can I really complain. When I come to the end of my day, my belly is full, my family is safe, and my dog is sleeping on my feet. Blessed.
My challenge is to keep my perspective intact. I can’t let glitches and bummers become daily disasters.
Set your mind on things above, not on earthly things. Colossians 3:2 NIV