Monday, July 28, 2008

Gratitude Monday – Seeing Things


Go to the light


I’m grateful for how I see things, both in the literal sense of physical vision and how I interpret the world around me.
It’s different from the way many others see things, initially at least.
I like to turn things over and tickle their tummies. It lets me come at life from a different angle and I like to think I bring this difference to conversations. It isn’t always appreciated or understood, but I so what? It’s me and it’s what I do.

Seeing things differently opens you up to a whole new world of interest, enjoyment, and understanding. It also means you’re less likely to take offence at a remark. And you get laughed at a lot and called weird. For the record I’m proud to be weird and I’m good at it. So there.

Thick skin is important. I’m grateful for that, too.

How about you? Are you grateful for how you see the world?

17 comments:

Crabby McSlacker said...

Count me in the "proud to be weird" camp too!

the Bag Lady said...

Weirdness abounds around here, and I, too, am grateful for it. How boring would it be if we all saw the world in the same way...
Great post, dfLeah!

Leah J. Utas said...

Glad to have you aboard, Crabby.

dfBag Lady, thanks so much. Weird really is good.

Hilary said...

Weirdo!! ;) Of course I mean that in the good way. Always.

Terrie Farley Moran said...

df Leah,

I believe that our natural weirdness is a good thing!

Keeps us interested and interesting!

Terrie

Leah J. Utas said...

Hilary - Oh Yeah?! Well you're a Weirdo, too!
Thanks.
dfTerrie - I agree. I'd rather be weird and interesting.

Mark Salinas said...

Weird or different...both are good!

Leah J. Utas said...

You're right, Mark. Thanks for coming by.

bunnygirl said...

What's sad is how many people don't seem to see the world at all.

In one of my jobs, many years ago, my boss, a salesman and I all were driving back in separate vehicles from a customer site. The clouds that afternoon were simply amazing--sort of a combination of marshmallow puffs and tic-tac-toe. I had never seen anything like it.

My boss and the salesman got back to the office a few minutes ahead of me and when I went in, I remarked on the amazing clouds. Both men looked at each other, then at me. "Clouds?"

They hadn't noticed a thing. Sad. Really sad. When I hear someone say how their kid "taught them to see the world," I think the same thing. How sad you couldn't see it for yourself!

Leah J. Utas said...

Oh, my. Marshmallow puffs and tic-tac-toe. What an engaging desciption. I love to see the shapes in clouds.
Bunnygirl, it's sad that they couldn't see it for themselves. And you're right it's awful how many people can't see the world at all.

Reb said...

I prefer to think of myself as unique thankyouverymuch! I do enjoy that I can see things, like shapes in clouds, pretty sunsets, the bizarre in the ordinary or the beauty in the bizarre.

Lethological Gourmet said...

I follow the pied piper of weird as well. It does amaze me when people don't notice anything going on around them, and I think this is exacerbated by technology (like the lady the other day standing in the middle of the road in a busy parking lot talking on her cell phone, who literally didn't see all the cars trying to drive right where she was standing). April is a great month for noticing beautiful things that I feel like a lot of people miss (especially in the city) - the first shoots of grass and flowers, vines and bushes turning green, that kind of thing.

Of course, living in a big city, I have plenty of obliviousness myself too...

Thomma Lyn said...

Yes, I'm weird and proud of it. :) I related to Bunnygirl's comment about clouds, too. When hubby and I go on a road trip, I amuse him with all the odd and funny things I see in clouds! Mostly animals, but sometimes people. :)

Leah J. Utas said...

Unique barely scratches the surface, Reb. It's good to see Beauty and the Bizarre.

Lethological Gourmet, The Oblivious Ones never cease to amaze me. And the first bit of green brings such joy. I'm glad I can appreciate it, too.

Leah J. Utas said...

TL - I'm glad you're proud of your Weirdness. Good for you! Finding shapes in clouds is fun and it's a great way to exercise the imagination.

Polly Kahl said...

Woohoo for weirdness! Sometimes the weird one who doesn't fit in turns out to be the together one who wins in the end. Let's all be true to ourselves and let the name callers eat our dust!

Leah J. Utas said...

Totally with you on that one, Polly.
Go Weird!