It’s raw out there, and grey and dreary today.  Not nice at all. But I am loving it.

Sitting in a little cottage by Keuka Lake in New York, I am just soaking it in with a big smile on my face.  It’s the middle of June, and we even had to turn the fireplace on. But the view to the lake is beautiful from inside, and to top it all of, I am on vacation for four days, so what more would a person want?13327462_10154936731285760_460433342922227727_n

If the truth be told, I would probably have disliked this weather very much any other day. I might even have complained. I am a sunshine kind of girl–sun makes me tick, wakes me up, makes me feel alive. On dark days, all I want to do is climb into my bed and hibernate.

Today, it’s different though. Probably because I am on vacation and I am choosing to enjoy the moment.

It’s all about choices and perspective, isn’t it?


Did you get offended? Probably. (Sorry about that). It’s all about perspective. “Shut up!” nowadays means “Get out of here!” which means, “No way!” which means “This is amazing.” But depending on the context, these phrases could be very offensive.

Basically, context is the set of circumstances or facts that surround a particular event, or situation. And it matters. Big time.

Listening to people in context is vital. Making decisions in context is vital. We need context to understand people. Choosing to consider context takes being in touch with people. It takes caring. But it certainly changes our perspective. And makes us love people better. And drop the judgment.

I’m all about it.

Sometimes, I link up with any or all of these wonderful writers: Hearts 4 Home,SDG, Hearts Reflected, WLW, EOA, Things I can’t say, Growing Home,Play Dates with God, Monday Musings, Hear it on Sunday,Inspire Me Monday, Tell me a Story, The Better Mom, a Mama’s Story, Into the Word, In and Around Mondays,OYHT, gratituesday,Titus2Tuesdays,Extraordinay,Lessons from Ivy,Denise in Bloom, Sweet Blessings, Faith Filled Friday,Finding Joy,WholeHearted Home, Mom’s the Word, Reclaiming a Redeemed Life, Still Saturday. Wildcrafting Wednesdays, WFMW, Tell His Story





  1. “…in context…” taking words and actions literally can often lead us astray. Thank you for reminding me of the importance of taking everything in the context in which it comes.


  2. Perspective is one way to say, enjoy the moment, be content with where you find yourself – – and enjoy your vacation by the lake. I loved your story. Thanks for sharing with us here at Tell me a Story.


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