She sent the perfect email...my beautiful neighbour, Denise. She wrote that she had snapped this photo of the light in my tree from her back garden and she wanted me to see it. "I thought the colours were amazing," she wrote. "Shame it only lasted a moment!"
I love this picture so much.
And it made me think about what other people see of us -- see of our lives -- that we can't see.
Her photo is a metaphor. I look at my back garden and see the pool that needs cleaning, the tiles that need repair, the grass that's overgrown. But from my neighbour's vantage point, she sees...
a bare tree,
Isn't it wonderful to think that other people see the good in us?
We pick ourselves apart sometimes; we can be our own worst critics. All the while, other people are noticing what's good.
We can all do more of this: notice what's right. Throw compliments like confetti.
I hope you have a good weekend, everyone. Be fun to live with!
PS. if you're curious and if you want a peek at my daily life, you can find me on Instagram. Yes, a few photos of the dog -- & other non-doggie things, too -- like writerly stuff, pics of Australia, a random cello or two, life. xox