What You See Is What You Get

So I woke up feeling better this morning.

Better, that is, until this happened.



I was standing at the large window by the table and my husband was in the driveway beyond the deck when the tree gave up and came crashing down. We were lucky. Everyone, including Tiger, was safe. The damage only to wood and metal, not flesh and bone.

I’m not gonna lie. I’m still a bit shaken up. It’s scary when glass explodes in front of your face and wood screams as it splinters. It’s frightening and disorienting when your house trembles under a cloudless sky. My breathing is still a little shallow. My heart a little rapid.

But more than anything, I’m thankful. Thankful that everyone is okay and that the damage can be repaired by carpenters rather than surgeons.


As with anything in life, what you see is what you get. If you look at a situation and see only the negative, that is what will stand out. If, however, you are able to see the blessings and potential within, the entire situation feels more positive. More doable.

The video below is one of the most inspiring examples I have ever seen of someone seeing and maximizing potential rather than focusing on the limitations.


Be inspired.

And bring some tissues.



Now look around your life. What you see is what you get. What will you see today?



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4 Responses

  1. secretangel says:

    I praise God that no one was injured. May God’s Hand of protection continue to be over you!

  2. What a great gift of inspiration…thanks for sharing the viewpoint and the video!

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