View through your own lens
My youngest just got glasses. She is only in kindergarten and I figured she would need glasses at some point because both, her dad and I, wear glasses, but not at age 6. I am however thankful that they did a screening at her school otherwise we may not have known she needed glasses.
About a month ago I did not realize the school was doing these screenings on this particular day until after school in the car pickup line. This is how I found out. She got in the car and these are her actual words.
My Daughter, Aria: “I have good news and bad news”
Me: Having no idea where this conversation was going I replied, “ok, what is it?”
Aria: “Well, I can see out of one eye, but I can’t see out of the other eye.”
Me: sitting there shocked because she has never mentioned not being able to see. “Oh, really how did you figure this out?”
Then she preceded to tell me how they came to the school to check the student’s eyes. At that moment I decided we should get a full exam. So I called just a few days later and made an appointment. That appointment was a few weeks ago and she in fact did need glasses.
Isn’t that how we go through life sometimes, not knowing we need “glasses” and thinking that what we “see” is normal? When in reality there are helpers that can make life better. For example, if you deal with anxiety. One of those helpers could be anxiety medication. I have seen multiple people in my life start taking medication for their anxiety and it has given them so much more freedom and brought joy back to their lives. Another helper can be talking to a counselor to actually get down to the main issue. If I have learned anything over this past year it is that, when it comes to anxiety, what you are dealing with now came from somewhere in your past. If you can pinpoint that detail and deal with it face on, you will gain the tools for a fuller life.
That’s just one of the many examples. Whatever you are going through, stop and think is there something I could be doing to improve my life that I haven’t thought about before. If you find that you might just find your “glasses” to improve your “vision”
I pray that this blog today was an encouragement to you and can help in your daily life. Always know I am available to pray with you or just be someone to talk to when life gets hard. E-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need prayer!
Talk to you next Monday!