"There is no such thing as an ordinary life." - Mark Twain
"There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle." - Albert Einstein
The sky was blue and the wind was blowing the day I picked to visit the sunflower field. As I made my way through and around the sunflowers, I felt like the pictures I was taking were the same pictures I have taken before, same angle, same composition...nothing new...just ordinary.
I decided to call it a day. Then all of the sudden a teenager running to the sunflowers cries out, in a voice that sounded just like Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz, "This is the happiest place in the world!"
I looked around for a hidden camera, but didn't see one. The teenager's mom joined her in the sunflower field and I helped them with a picture. As I continued on my way, I wondered if I should be a little more excited about the sunflowers.
I decided to look at the sunflowers with 'Dorothy's' excitement, just a little toned down.
When I looked closer I realized there really isn't anything ordinary about a sunflower, their little prickly hairs, curly leaves and pokey petals are actually extraordinary. Just because I have seen them many times in my 45+ years doesn't make them 'ordinary'. It is my attitude that makes anything in my life seem 'ordinary'.
With a little 'Dorothy' attitude adjustment... everything can be a miracle.
Thank you so much for stopping by!
Here's to seeing through Dorothy's eyes today!