Life isn’t about what happens to you; it’s about how you view the life you have.
I went to the Back Bay, my favorite neighborhood in Boston, on Wednesday night for a meeting. The Prudential Building was lit up red for the World Series (Go Red Sox!), the city lights were brilliant, and the crisp autumn air gave me a sense of peace.
Meanwhile, people were scurrying down Boylston Street in their work attire, pushing through the subway, and getting to their destination without looking others in the eye or slowing down to enjoy the world them.
We all have busy lives, but sometimes it’s easier to notice than bad, the obligations, or the inconveniences instead of enjoying the positive things that are right in front of us.
I’ve learned to chose to look towards the lights.
This is merely a metaphor for thinking positively, but it does refer to focusing on the beauty around us, as well as being the light in an otherwise dark world.
Not only does this viewpoint help you, it helps to better the world around you, too. 💛 Consider all the simple blessings at your fingertips, from a smiling face to words of wisdom on a plaque. You never know what you may find when you open your eyes and your heart.