Perspective is a funny little creature....it has a way of sneaking up on you and changing your views on things almost daily!!
It's hard to know the value of $20 until that $20 means you can buy your family groceries for a few days. Then when the day comes that you can spend whatever you want for groceries, you realize what your gift of money and or time to a food bank could mean to someone who needs help.
It's taking the time to remember when speaking to your wee ones to kneel down on their level and talk to them eye to eye, so that you don't seem like a large giant speaking loudly. Imagine what it would be like to have someone explaining something to you or loudly reminding you to clean your room and you only came up to their belly button. Putting things in perspective really changes the way you view your day to day life.
It's making yourself realize that those spectacular homes you see in commercials, with the kids all dressed perfectly, with the homes so clean you could eat off of the floors, beautiful furniture etc...are just that....they are MADE to look that way and those people are actors and actresses. Most of us are living in homes that look "lived in" day to day, with cheerios on the floor, things we never even missed hiding under the couch cushions, furniture that has scratches and crayon marks on it, with the most beautiful kids and family you have ever seen.
From here, my perspective mixes all the paint colors of good days and bad days in my world with my hope for my friends, and I realize what a beautiful life I have been blessed with.