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From Up High, There Is Sun

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Some days all we see is what is right in front of our eyes. We get weighed down with life and things that are happening to us and around us.


And we can’t see the bigger picture. Because we see things from close up.

The other day on my flight from Las Vegas to Seattle I realized something. (Something that I should have known and probably did but seeing it helped me internalize it.) When I left Vegas it was sunny, when I landed in Seattle it was overcast and rainy. As we were beginning our descent into SeaTac airport we were high above the clouds and it was sunny. The lower we got, the worse the weather got and then the sunshine disappeared.


And I realized that what I was seeing was not only a phenomenon of nature but also a metaphor for life’s difficulties.


When we are worried about things or caught up in the difficulties in our day to day life, we see things in micro. We see the things in front of our eyes but we often don’t really see the “big picture”. When we step back from a situation and try to gain some perspective or a bird’s eye view, we see things differently.


Things look very different from a distance.


Can you see my nephew hidden there?


I know that stepping back and trying to see the bigger picture helps me put things into perspective.


Does it help you?



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I am me and also lots of other things like a wife, a mother, a daughter, a sister, a daughter in law, a sister in law, a friend, an oncology nurse, a blogger, a life coach in training, an avid book reader, a chauffeur, a chef, a shopper, a maid and on some days a bit overwhelmed. On this blog I share my journey of striving to see the best in everyone and everything. Strive, because I don't always manage to. Yup, I am human. I would love to have you join me in learning lessons in positivity from life.

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9 Responses to "From Up High, There Is Sun"

  1. lihi lapid says:

    Smart. And so true.

    1. Susie says:

      Thanks Lihi. I have my smart moments every once in a while.

  2. jfb57 says:

    firstly, what a cute little button he is – gorgeous!
    As for stepping back – yes- if you add a ‘take a deep breath’ as well it can be so much better. I just wish I did it more often! Great post S!

    1. Susie says:

      He is indeed very cute.

      Sometimes getting advice from someone removed from the situation does the same thing.

      Thanks Julia.

  3. Naomi says:

    So true – there are just some days that are like that. We can get bogged down by those things that do not matter and overlook the ones that do. Great blog Susie and I hope you had a good break/visit.

  4. Suzie,
    It’s so easy for me to forget the big picture. Stepping back is life changing and I can sleep a lot easier;)

  5. Kim says:

    I love this post. I think perspective is very powerful.

  6. Hiten says:

    Excellent post Susie. Taking a step back to see the ‘big picture’ can be so powerful, sometimes problems can just disappear when doing so. However, its remembering to do so that can be tricky at times.

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