h0les Lite Black, and A Beautiful Life

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.

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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.  

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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.