I was riding my mountain bike this weekend when I stopped to take the above picture. I was struck with the brilliant splash of red that punctuated the drab surroundings.
This little sapling is responding to the changing seasons and the impending cold of winter with a dramatic display of color.
Is it possible for you and me to create our own splash of color in the midst our life experiences?
Can we choose to live our lives in such a way that we too, create an arresting image of beauty such that others stop and take note?
I believe that we can.
We live in a world that likes to focus on the dead dry leaves that blanket the ground around us. What if we decide to respond differently to the changes and pressures around us? What if we choose to view changes and challenges as opportunities?
Everyone can impact their world with beauty when they choose to see:
a closed door — as guidance toward a better suited opportunity.
a failed attempt — as a step toward discovering what will work.
a strained relationship — as an opportunity to deepen communication and understanding.
a new challenge — as a doorway to undiscovered skills and experiences.
This I know: Messieurs Change & Challenge will come calling on us all.
How we respond to these visitors will largely define the impact that we’ll have on the world around us!