looking ahead

Artwork from HopeInk

There are far far better things ahead than any we leave behind ~C.S. Lewis

As I look back on the weeks leading up to our move, I distinctly recall wanting to capture and preserve moments and memories and tuck them into the recesses of my mind.

Now that we have changed our location, our routines and the view outside our window, I have found that there is a temptation to look back at those former moments with longing. While this may seem harmless or even “normal”, I believe that the best perspective is to look back with gratitude rather than longing at that which I was able to experience.

Although both choices may seem similar, I believe they are vastly different in both perspective and attitude. Longing focuses on what was lost, while gratitude places the emphasis on that which was gained.

Perspective. It is one of my favorite words. It is one of the most challenging aspects to life. What we focus on makes all the difference.

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