PARADIGM SHIFT

When I was young, my mom always told us stories in the same vein as this video. These were valuable lessons that have stayed with me all my life - to gain a greater understanding of why people do what they do, not to make excuses for them, however!



15 comments:

Ginny said...

I LOVE this, Karin! Everyone should watch it! I am always mindful of the fact that if we only knew the burdens that others carry quietly, we would be shocked. The more irritable someone is, the more they need kindness.

Mari said...

That gives some food for thought.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

That is a pretty powerful lesson.Thanks.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Excellent video, Karin... There is alot of sermons in that video... We all just need to slow down and 'care' about others. We get so busy that we forget that others may be hurting. All of us have our 'situations' --and if everyone would just care a little, life would be better for everyone.

Loved the video..
Hugs,
Betsy

Sandy said...

I need to remember to put those special glasses on each and every day and not get so lost in my self that I fail to see others. Thanks for posting that Karin!

Doris Sturm said...

What a great video, Karin. It brought tears to my eyes - YES, indeed, everybody has a story - if we will only slow down to listen - and care! What a wonderful world that would be.

Thanks for the reminder, dear friend!

pam said...

Yup...there's ALWAYS a back story. Never just what we see. Good reason to abide with God even more to be aware as He sees.

Grace on the Narrow Path said...

It is true ... if we could see through the eyes of Christ. What a different world this would be.
God bless you for sharing this.
Blessings,
Bren

Glenda said...

Oh, my! I need to watch this often to remind me things aren't always as they appear - and that I need to see others through Jesus' eyes!

Marg said...

Sometimes it helps if we put ourselves in someone else's shoes...
or take a good glimpse at what our purpose is....
Interesting, I just put an empty cookie bucket on my island tonight, knowing that tomorrow I would fill it for a special needing family.
Thanks for your encouragement.

George said...

Thanks for sharing this with us. There are many lessons contained within it, and we need to be more aware of others.

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

I loved this...thanks, Karin, for posting it. Also, I lover your thoughts on the 'more snow' post being thankful it isn't hurricanes or earthquakes or flooding, etc. I never looked at it that way, but you're so very right.

Deb said...

Karin, I loved this video! It is soooo true. Getting outside of our own circumstances and looking at people with a tender heart opens up a whole new world to us. Thanks for the great reminder! Deb

Lady Dorothy said...

Good lesson. Everyone has a story. "And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted..." (Eph. 4:32)

Anneliese said...

Wow... tha is quite a message in there... good challenge to really see people!