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So you’ve likely heard stories of siblings who grew up under the same roof, with the same parents, going to the same schools, being on the same family vacations, etc. But somehow, someway each child’s memories are often quite different. Why is this?

 

Well…a piece of the puzzle could be that they are at different stages developmentally. However, what I have learned is usually at the heart of the matter is one key element, perception. How we perceive our surroundings and ourselves informs us in everything that we do. From how we feel, to what we say, to how we act or react to people, places, and experiences in our lives. It is indeed our perception that makes all the difference!

 

 

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes”Β  Marcel Proust

 

 

“Imaginary Conversation”Β  Linda Pastan- 1932

“You tell me to live each day as if it were my last. This is in the kitchen where before coffee I complain of the day ahead-that obstacle rare of minutes and hours, grocery stores and doctors.

But why the last? I ask. Why not live each day as if it were the first-all raw astonishment, Eve rubbing her eyes awake that first morning, the sun coming up like an ingenue in the east?

You grind the coffee with the small roar of a mind trying to clear itself. I set the table, glance out the window where dew has baptized every living surface.”Β 

 

 

Joy & Love,

Goddess Mandy πŸ™‚ XO