This drawing (which was done by my daughter), found its way into my hands last night. I don’t really recall when she made it, or why it was in the bottom of my purse, but as I reached in for something, I came out with this little drawing.
What do you see when you look at it?
Is it a dark and scary night? Is she alone in a wide open expanse? What is that black spot next to her–is it a hole? The dark could over take you, and this picture could be a sad one. OR…
I asked my daughter to explain this picture, and she said, “There’s a girl laying on a blanket on the green grass. Next to her is a drink with a red, bendy straw. She is happy and looking up at the stars, which you can only see at night. You can’t see pretty stars during the day.”
What a lovely reframe, and a reminder that your perspective on a scene, or event directly influences your experience of it.
Someone once said, “Change your mind, and change your experience”. There are always opportunities to experiment with that in our own lives. What is beautiful in your dark? What treasures are found there? Look at the same experience with different eyes–what shiny specks can you find and grow?