After lamenting last week about the crappy weather and not making it to the apple orchard this year, we were blessed with a lovely weekend with sun and 50 degree temperatures. So we did make it to the orchard after all. I apologize for last week’s whining. Speaking of whining….
While at the orchard I was reminded of a lesson I have been learning a lot about lately. Changing my perspective. Instead of looking down and focusing on the rotten, turning my gaze upward and seeing the life.
In other words….seeing that the glass is half full instead of half empty, looking for the positive in situations rather than focusing on the negative, speaking life and believing change will happen, being grateful even in the midst of the hard times… I know this is often easier said than done, but I’m learning that it’s an exercise. It takes time and practice and the wisdom of others. It takes patience and prayer and repeating things over and over to myself in my head. It’s an exercise. And I’m sore from all of it, but I’m seeing the fruits of my labor. I’m seeing the apples that are still on the tree instead of the ones rotting on the ground.
Here are a few more photos from our time at the orchard yesterday. I even handed the camera over to Evie, Eli, and Darin so I could be in a few photos, too. The sun, them, us….it all makes me so happy.