April 19, 2013

Perspective.


sweater, tee, skirt, bag: thrifted, loafers: target

Perspective is a beautiful thing. A few nights ago, Rob and I were conversing about a comment that someone had said to me that kind of struck me the wrong way. I was feeling a little offended. I knew it was silly and I knew that I was choosing to be offended, but for some reason it hurt me and I couldn't shake it off. 

While I was telling Robert about this comment, he then said: "Oh. Well to me that actually sounds like a compliment." and continued to open my eyes to how that comment could be taken in a positive way. 

Isn't it refreshing to see things from another person's point of view? Sometimes my view is blinded by my feelings and I'm not thinking clearly. I was being offended for no reason. This experience reminded me of a talk given by David A. Bednar tilted "And Nothing Shall Offend Them." One quote that struck out to me was this: 

"When we believe or say we have been offended, we usually mean we feel insulted, mistreated, snubbed, or disrespected. And certainly clumsy, embarrassing, unprincipled, and mean spirited things do occur in our interactions with other people that would allow to us to take offense. However, it ultimately is impossible for another person to offend you or to offend me. Indeed, believing that another person offended us is fundamentally false. To be offended is a choice, we make; it is not a condition inflicted or imposed upon us by someone or something else."

Doesn't that just say it all? 

Thanks hubs for always helping me become better.

6 comments:

  1. My husband does the same thing for me in life. It's amazing to be married to an optimist.

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  2. It's great to have other people around us to keep our perspective in check! There have been times when I might have a different perspective from my parents or siblings, and we keep each other balanced out.
    Cute outfit! Love the print of that skirt!
    Natasha
    A Modest Fashion Blog:
    www.natashaatkerson.blogspot.com

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  3. What a great post! My step mom has always told me and insisted that no one can make you feel a certain way - you choose to let them make you feel that way. If that makes sense. I don't always believe it because - we are humans, we have emotions, but its a good way to look at things to try and look at things from all perspectives!


    xo
    http://kittysnooks.blogspot.ca

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  4. I completely agree! Though I have to admit, when my mom & dad try to tell me to "calm down" or something is "no big deal," I don't appreciate that change of perspective. ;) Hahaha.

    I love your stripes & floral mixing! Hope all is well with you, girl! :)

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  5. This is such a beautiful skirt, I adore it!

    Xo, Hannah

    sweetsweetnoir.net

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  6. I love this outfit! I am all about mixing prints. You look adorable.

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