So I got a newsletter from Fab.com and this fancy pair of “goggles” (as my mother affectionately terms her glasses) was among the featured items. They aren’t totally what I thought, but just the image alone made me smile…
h0les Lite Black look like MY kind of glasses… (I’d look positively dreadful in THESE, mind you…(my go-tos are Oakley or Maui Jims)…but it’s what they APPEAR to be that struck me.
They reminded me of the way I really do see the World…
My father calls me a “professional cheerer-upper” – frankly, I am thankful for that designation!
I don’t see the World through rose-colored glasses, I see it in every color imaginable, and then some.
I don’t see a glass half empty…EVER. It’s always FULL (even if part is air…it’s technically FULL!)
And when it comes right down to it, I’m thankful I have a glass at all.
I know that there are times during which I need to be a little (or a lot) thicker skinned – and I’m working on it. Being too forgiving can indeed be a detriment when in the wrong situation (such as abuse) – we do matter, and we have to take care of ourselves.
In this way, I recognize that not everything is peaches and cream – I’m one of those rather-hear-the-truth-than-a-lie, no matter how upsetting kind of people. So there are times at which having that understanding is appropriate, if not also necessary for self-protection.
But on the whole, my default is that the World is beautiful – it is the song my blood sings as it courses through my veins, and the only one it’s known. I was born that way. It’s a magical Life, and I am thankful for it…and all the learning that comes my way.
So even though Life can be rough around the edges, I like to Live thankfully, and as cheerfully as I can.
I’m not a saccharine-sweet, sycophantic, rosy type…but I AM looking through some awfully beautiful lenses, quite authentically. And personally…I really appreciate the view.