It’s About Perspective: Lessons My Mother Taught Me

Doom and gloom continue to pervade the headlines. If it’s not the stock market, it’s a potential flu pandemic next. What will be tomorrow’s catastrophe? In the midst of any challenge, mastering your perspective is critical. Are you looking at the proverbial glass as being half full or half empty? How you view things creates a profound shift in how you respond and feel.

Wayne Dyer said, “If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” I had a great lesson in this recently from my own mother. She lives in Berlin, Germany. My mom was hospitalized a few weeks ago when her doctors recently discovered a small tumor that needed to be removed. Living a few thousand miles away from each other, waiting for her diagnosis, prognosis and the doctor’s treatment plan hasn’t been easy for any of us.

Yet in the midst of her medical journey, my mother has chosen to look for the positive, instead of the negative. Instead of focusing on her illness, …… Continue reading