Larissa Joyce

I am going to buy a house but trying to decide where to live. My time in this house is coming to and end. Living in Tacoma for the last 20 years was nice , but now I am ready for a change. I am at a place in life where I can live anywhere I want. I am free to choose wherever my dreams, desires and longings take me.

I have a couple of options that I am looking at. Arizona is one option because I love the desert & sunshine. Moving to the Olympic National Forest is another. In making my decision I find myself sorting through the pro’s & con’s of each.

I can handle the Arizona creepy crawlers but I am a bit nervous about the dust storms they call “Haboobs”. It’s almost a deal breaker for me. On the other hand I like the Olympic National Forest but the snow is almost a deal breaker for me. So, I am feeling stuck, indecisive, and fairly annoyed at myself.

The other day I was driving down the road when the thought occurred to me with a vision. I saw a field of flowers and one weed right in the middle of the flowers. The thought was “you are so focused on the one weed rather than the thousands of flowers.” I thought about this. It truly is all about perspective and here I was stuck again because I had my perspective all wrong.

When our perspective is on the negative it causes us to shrink back, stop, and it allows fear to creep in. Then if we continue on this path of negativity we end up missing out on a lot of good things, blessings, and great memories.

So I challenge you today, as I challenge myself also, chop down that weed and start picking some flowers.

We can flip flop this around by seeing a field of weeds with a few flowers. But again I challenge you pull the weeds and enjoy the flowers. Life is to short and hard enough already we should focus on the beautiful, the lovely and the good things in life.

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