IT'S ALL TO DO WITH PERSPECTIVE...

We saw Tilly horse last night---and as I was feeling a complete failure (sometimes she does what we say, sometimes she does what she wants...sigh) we talked to Bec and Tony who have Turner - an ex racehorse that they adore (what a sad life so many racehorses live!).

Talking to others who have been where we are, who kept telling us to keep on, that you learn through your mistakes and some times something will just click and she'll get it. Or we'll learn the way she wants to get it....I thought back to how much we have learnt through the past year.

Coming from a non-horse background, I tend to look at what we 'haven't' done, not what we have achieved.

And I realise as it is that time of the year when I try and set goals, that as humans we tend to do this with everything.

This is part of the backyard we have yet to tame...it's a place the kids love to play and hide in.

At first all I could see was what HAD YET to be done.

There is ivy and blackberries, there are shrubs that could do with a trim, there is an overgrown wood pile.

But if I change my perspective...


I notice the delicate veining in the ivy leaves...


 the natural mulch that lays thick on the ground....a collection of leaves and twigs that make a very surreal mosaic...



 the gum nuts...not all of them florist ready...some have depths of character as well as spider webs...



seeing the sunlight as it filters through the canopy...


the amazing bark of the trees....



and that one little flower that has the ability to light up the greenery.

It's still an untamed ramble of ivy and blackberry, shrubs and trees....but...it is also so much more.
I hope to begin to appreciate it for what it is, and add a tree swing for the kids.

I think this is the concept I'd like to take into the new year...perspective.

To be able to not only see what holds me back, to see what needs to be worked on...but also to see where I've come from...where I'm heading.

It's all down to perspective, and I hope to have a new slant at looking at things.

Vicki
http://vickithornton.weebly.com/

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