Lens Adjustment

The sun was shining, the wind was blowing and it was a great day to be in the Gulf of Mexico.

I was so excited that the deck I was headed to was hard to find. You had to know where it was to find it. You had to cross a volleyball court on the top of the cruise ship to find the hidden stairs. Best place on the ship to look at the sea, soak up some sun and of course people watch. As I headed up to the island of aloneness, the wind blew off my glasses and as I ran to catch them they hit the deck. They broke and the blustery wind took a lens overboard. So I did what I had to do, I wore the glasses to protect at least one eye because I just bought them for the trip. Funny thing was I saw people different through each lens. The side with the dark shaded lens allowed me to see through the color of the lens I chose when I bought the glasses; the lens color I like to see the world through. The side missing a lens (pollution in the Gulf now) was clear with no filter; the real deal. This made me stop and think about just how we see people and the world around us. We choose the lens through which we want to see. Some times it’s the lens of love and happiness. Many times it’s the lens of judgement and hate. We filter our world and the people in it through our lens choices. I decided at that moment that #1 —those glasses were not gonna work for me and #2 —  I needed some lens adjustment in my life.

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