When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change. ~Dr. Wayne Dyer
Does the changing color of the autumn leaves represent death or transformation?
Does an obstacle catapult someone closer to success or further from it?
Does proper nutrition represent restrictive food choices or elevated mindfulness?
Perspective, as many have said, is everything. And there is, perhaps, no greater time to discuss perspective than the weeks preceding the holiday-eating trifecta: Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.
The mere mention of these holidays conjures a delicious image that threatens to make us salivate on the spot. Halloween is synonymous with more chocolate, caramel, and marshmallow fluff than Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory. Thanksgiving is a day where dinner ends when the last drop of food is devoured, which, for some, is days later when the scraps of turkey that were transformed into soup and sandwiches are finally demolished. And then there’s Christmas. The mother-of-all recipe-wielding holidays. Christmas is more than a day, and it’s more than one party. It’s the holiday that isn’t complete without Grandma’s cookies, mom’s hot chocolate, Christmas stockings full of candies, neighbors dropping off assorted desserts and a Happy Holidays,