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Seeing The Bigger Picture

Do you know what bugs you?

You might think you do, but do you really know?  If so good, but again knowing what bugs you isn’t the question.  The question (or maybe I should say the answer) is:

Do you know how to cope with it?

Take a look at this picture. Click on the image and it will enlarge. Take a good look then read on . . .

Side Yard Sun cover

What do you see ?

What do you see in this picture?  A big mesquite tree. Some outdoor furniture, a sunshade canopy, some plants, a wall, the blue sky.  The scene is tranquil and inviting.  Now look closer.  Do you see those white chairs stacked down at the end of the yard?  Did you even notice them before I mentioned them?  Some of us will see that STOP sign because it is red.

If the white chairs or the RED stop sign or both bug you, can you get past them and enjoy the bigger picture?

It is a good thing to be able to pay attention to details.  It is not a good thing when we miss the bigger picture because of them.  If all we can focus on are the white chairs out of place or the RED stop signs in life, we risk missing out on the tranquil and inviting times.

Learning what bugs us is the first step in learning how to deal with them.  We will enjoy the bigger pictures of life when we have learned to NOT let the bugs, bug us.

Tell me, did you see the chairs or the stop sign?  Do they bother you?  Do they ruin the shot for you?  I’m interested in what you see.


  1. yes, I did see the white chairs and no, they didn’t bother me (not my yard). I didn’t notice the stop sign until it was pointed out. I love your blog!

  2. I saw the white chairs and the stop sign and the blue planter; nothing to be upset about. However, I did wonder about the object on the ground just past the white chairs; seemed out of place.

  3. Rachel Graham says

    I didn’t see either until I read.

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