It’s All About Perspective

Happy Happy Sunday! I’ve had a busy and relaxing weekend.  My parents were in town visiting from Seattle, so we’ve been pretty busy showing them around.

Friday I had to work until 4, so we just grabbed dinner close to our house.  Saturday I got in a 40 minute morning run, then we went to Manhattan Beach for lunch and to watch football.  And of course, took a walk out on the pier.  I swear this beach view never gets old.

Saturday night we had dinner in Santa Monica and had the most amazing appetizer! Bacon-Wrapped Dates with goat cheese and almonds. OMG. They were seriously amazing.  I’m going to try to re-create these at home too…..we’ll see how they turn out. 🙂 Obsessed.

This morning we got up early and headed to the Griffith Observatory.  My hubby and I haven’t been here yet, so I was really excited to see it.  It is a great spot that has a view of the entire city (hollywood, century city, downtown LA).  It was a little foggy, but we’re still glad we went.

I finally got to see the Hollywood sign! We have  lived here since March and haven’t made it to see the Hollywood sign yet, so now I’m happy! 🙂

We got back from lunch and I convinced the whole family to walk/run around a track in our neighborhood.  We all ate A LOT this weekend, so we everyone agreed they felt better after getting some exercise in.  Now we are back home and plan on grilling steaks and watching a movie.  Perfect end to the weekend.

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Random tangent. (Just to warn you all, lol).

I was thinking the other day that when my parents come in town, they are going to think our 68 degrees weather is hot.  Because to them, (especially this time of the year), it is.  But for us living in Southern California, it’s not, and we’ll definitely see people wearing boots and scarves, because to them it’s cold.

It all comes back to perspective.

Such a simple thing, but makes a big difference in our moods, goals, and general outlook on life.  It got me thinking how I go through my daily routine.

*If I assume that everyone in LA isn’t friendly, then I’m probably going to have a hard time meeting friendly people. 

*If I assume someone is going to be rude, then whatever they do I’ll take it as them being rude.

*If I assume that I’m going to have a stressful day at work, then stressful situations will find me.

I’m starting my New Years Resolution early this year and am going to try to change my perspective  everyday to a positive one.  This also ties into being happy and appreciating all the blessings and things I already do have.

When I run into a difficult situation,  my perspective will make a big difference in how I respond to it.  Just like the title in my blog, we live in a pretty world and we all need to start looking at it that way.

I think having this blog will help keep me on track, so that I can report back to you all on how I’m doing with this.

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Thanks for listening, I know this post is a little all over the place, but that’s how my brain can be sometimes!

What did you do this past weekend?

Do you have any easy time keeping a positive perspective each day? 

Later Party People.

~Marielle

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2 thoughts on “It’s All About Perspective

  1. cecilia

    As a pharmacist, I find keeping a positive attitude and trying to see the good in every situation makes life SO much easier! I always tell my techs that we don’t know what’s going on in our patient’s lives so let’s be positive for them! It helps a lot. What a great goal for you.

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    1. fitgirlprettyworld Post author

      It’s SO true. I work in physical therapy too, and it makes such a difference when working with people. I just need to carry it over to my life outside of work as well! 😉 thanks for reading!

      Reply

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