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Frosted Glass

Life is about perspective and how you look at something... ultimately, you have to zoom out. -Whitney Wolfe Herd

And, no, I’m not talking about the kind that a beer goes in!

I actually had a very long week, but a good one! It was an introspective week capped off today with many laps around the local high school track at the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. It was a week of business travel, collaboration and meeting new people. When I travel, I still try very hard to keep up my fitness routine and nutrition. I did fairly good with the exercise piece of my holistic approach to health. I went to a hot yoga studio and burned a ton of calories and had a pretty good sweat on! Cleansing sweat – the kind that cleanses your worries away and leaves you feeling ten pounds lighter.

As I was relaxing and waiting for this yoga class to start (might I add at 6:00 a.m.), I was intrigued by the frosted glass in the yoga studio. My mind got to wandering as I realized the glass’ connection to daily life. Of course, we have goals and a future. We have an idea of where we want to be, and we have a general idea of how we want to get there.

Most times though I get frustrated with not having that clear picture. I have a frosted glass view and I see that hopeful future on the other side of the glass, but I struggle with not being able to see the 20/20 details of my travels from Point A to Point B and to Point Z.

And my “ah ha” moment came just like that. It should be enough that I can see the hope and the light through the frosted glass window. It is there. It is no less real because I can’t see the details. At the beginning of each yoga class, the teacher asks each student to set their intention. What do you want to focus on – what do you want to come away with? Your purpose. Most times my intention is to keep focused on the moment – not letting my mind travel. I also try to set an intention each morning as I doing my breathing along to my yoga music. My goal for this week and on is to not get bogged down in the details. It is okay to have a frosted glass view. Celebrate the frosted glass view - there is beauty in not having all of the details spelled out. There is a beauty to having life illuminated by hope!

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