Years ago, I was told this story:
There once was a priest who came from another country. While walking through a local grocery story, he noticed a container labeled “coffee powder.” He became curious and asked the gentleman beside him what coffee powder was. The gentleman replied, “just add water and you get coffee!”
“Wow,” the priest said.
Further down the row, he came across a box labeled “milk powder.” Again the priest was curious and asked the person next to him what this milk powder was. The person replied, “well, you just add water and you get milk!”
“Wow,” the priest said.
A couple of aisles down, he came across a bottle labeled “baby powder.”
Just add ____?:)
Several years ago we told my mother this story. She’s an amazing woman but punch lines are not exactly her thing. Anyways, we went ahead and decided to tell her anyways. Towards the end, she started laughing so we all thought that she got the joke. That is until she opened her mouth and said in between laughs, “you can’t drink baby powder!” After she said that, the rest of us burst out laughing as her punch line was WAY funnier than the original one. It also reminded us that different “I,” different eyes. We each see this world uniquely and that’s part of what makes the experience of life so beautiful (or frustrating depending on how you want to see it;)).
We live in a day and age that is very much tailored to instant gratification.
We post something on social media and in no time, we can receive feedback via likes, retweets, comments, and more.
We add filters to make our seemingly ordinary photos more extraordinary and we use crops and correction tools to enhance who we show to the world.
Filters don’t change the photo itself, just our perception of it.
What I love is that each day, you and I are invited to see life through a series of filters. And at any given moment, the filter we select can (and often does) greatly affect the way we experience and live life. It impacts the way we treat others, the way we treat ourselves, the way we behave when things go our way and when things don’t go our way. The filters of our lives don’t change what is actually happening, just the way we see it.
Let me introduce you to and NEW APP called InstaLife. It is 100% free:) This APP features 7 filters, which give you 7 ways to make (your) life more beautiful.
The 7 Amazing Filters are:
Adventure. “Life is either a great adventure or nothing.”-Helen Keller
Compassion. “If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” -Dalai Lama XIV
Faith.“Faith is to believe in what you do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what you believe.”-St. Augustine
Gratitude. Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.-Melody Beattie
Humility. “With pride, there are many curses. With humility, there come many blessings.”-Ezra Taft Benson
Kindness. “No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” -Aesop
Love. Where there is Love, there is life.
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Beautiful friends, the incredibleness of life awaits you. There is no time like NOW to start enjoying and living life to its fullest.