Welcome to Day 12 of the IN AWE 21-Day Challenge! Today we spark inspiration, meaning and joy by GAINING PERSPECTIVE.
“I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness for it shows me the stars.“ – Og Mandino
CHALLENGE: How can changing your perspective change your life? The path of possibility recognizes that no matter how hard life gets, there is power in how you respond.
INSPIRATION: When I was ten, I heard some words that no child should ever have to hear: If he was a horse, I’d shoot him.
Those words came from one of two world-class surgeons capable of cutting into my palm, creating fingers from the webbing and providing some dexterity for me. We couldn’t get out of that hospital room fast enough.
Two weeks later, we visited the other world-class surgeon, Dr. Pappalardo. He took my scarred hands, looked into my eyes and said, “They are as beautiful as an Italian sunset!” Through four surgeries, this man’s enthusiasm, hope and joy seeped into my soul.
One doctor saw a child without hope. The other doctor saw a child ripe with potential. How we choose to view others impacts our interactions directly and dramatically.
ACTION: There is power in choosing what you see. As many of us are self-quarantining in our homes, how can you use this time as a gift? Will you choose to reconnect with your children or spouse, learn a new skill you’ve been putting off, or develop a self-care routine?
Inspire us all by posting in the comments on the Day 12 Challenge Page here or on social media tagging me and using #inawe. I can’t wait to read it… and will randomly select one commenter to win a copy of IN AWE!
My friends, today is your day! Live IN AWE.
Did you know? John shares more about Dr. Pappalardo’s life-giving perspective in his forthcoming book IN AWE. Preorder your copy + follow all the fun behind the scenes at ReadInAwe.com.
*One winner will be selected every day until publication 5/5/2020.