Later I thought about that moment and it served as reminder to me that we all view life through our own lenses and perspectives. We might experience the same thing, observe the same event, listen to the same speech, look at the same pair of jeans, but come away with a vastly different view of what we saw or experienced. Why is that? Perspective. I'm currently reading a book written by Mark Batterson titled "The Grave Robber" in which he makes the following analysis about perspective. "We don't experience the world as it is. We experience the world as we are." Our life experiences, beliefs and biases are the lenses through which we view the events of life. This gives us a limited view of reality. We all could benefit from being willing to see the world through eyes of others.
I want to challenge you to endeavor to see the world through more than just your perspective. How? Read widely, have conversations, talk your kids, it just might help you broaden your perspective on life!