"Normal is in the eyes of the beholder." — Whoopi Goldberg
I have been coaching my 9 year-old son’s soccer team the last several years. This past weekend we had probably the worst weather we’ve had to play our game. It was windy, about 45 degree Fahrenheit, and mud everywhere. Parents looked miserable on the sideline watching the game. But, how about the kids out there playing? They were having a blast! Flying through the mud. Afterwards, my son’s first comments were – "This is my favorite game ever!". And all the kids on the team had the same reaction.
So, what can we gather from this? Before we judge, or criticize, or ridicule — we should try to see whatever "it" is from the perspective of the other person. Often, we’ll find that we can understand their viewpoint much better by giving our time and attention to "it". And, we’ll find also that we become less likely to judge, or criticize, or ridicule.
Go out and have a great weekend! Just remember perspective if something arises that you don’t see eye to eye with.