Perspective | Seeing Differently
I just spent the morning in the beautiful sun. The temperature is around 20 degrees Celsius (68 degrees Fahrenheit) here in Halifax. I took my son Wyatt for a walk in the stroller for an hour then took him out and carried him. Soon after that, he fell asleep on my chest – my favorite position! He is such a good cuddler!!! Now, this is my problem. Most of the boys I know grow older and start to not like to cuddle. For example, I basically have to hold Action Nickerson (he is 2 years-old) down in a full nelson to get a hug or bribe him with candy.
Kaleb Dionne (8 months-old) literally puts his arms straight out like a football player when you try to hug him. So, I know that the days of Wyatt being defenseless to my hugs will be over soon.
I have been feeling like with each day that goes by, Wyatt gets bigger and I’m starting to lose him as a baby but at the same time, I’m excited every time he does something new, like smile. Just the other day Joce and Cynthia came by with Kaleb and we took a picture of them beside each other. WOW! Kaleb looked HUGE next to Wyatt and I loved it! It made me feel like Wyatt is still a baby and that I have many more days of him falling asleep on my chest. I added the picture below so you can see how much bigger Kaleb is than Wyatt. Kaleb is 8mths and Wyatt is 8 weeks!
I was feeling good and looking forward to the next visit from our friends Pete and Tara who have a 5 day-old baby named Lucas. He is sooo small! In fact, so small that I couldn’t believe Wyatt was EVER that size. Not only was Wyatt that small, he was actually born a few ounces smaller! We took pictures of Wyatt beside Lucas and Wyatt is now a monster huge kid compared to Lucas! Now I’m feeling once again like Wyatt is growing up way too fast and I might be on an emotional roller coaster! LOL.
My point, besides to explain the pictures I have shared, is that our perspective changes so much based on the circumstances and that it’s important to realize this as leaders in any area of life. I remember being broke and how every decision that I made wasn’t always based on where I wanted to go, but was often based on where I was. That is what kept me perpetually broke. When I started making decisions based on my goals and dreams and where I wanted to be in life, that is when I started to move towards those goals. It was when I made decisions based on my circumstances that I got to keep those circumstances. A mentor once said to me: “Be carful arguing for your limitations, you may get to keep them.”
I am looking forward to an upcoming trip to Florida to see my good friend Orrin Woodward. This is an exciting time for our newly launched LIFE business. People are looking to increase their mental fitness and as I am out in the field, there seems to be a hunger not just to make money but also to get truth in all areas of their life. The pursuit of truth is a challenge that we should never stop fighting. Fight fiercely.
Yours in victory,