In response to Daily Prompt: Perspective.
Think about something that drives you crazy. Now, think about something that makes you happy. Does it change your perspective on the former?
Hmmm – yes. But it is difficult and doesn’t happen for every 2 thoughts.
This prompt topic seems to have perfect timing. I am reading The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor. Very interesting. But scientific evidence exists that positive feelings make us more productive, more creative, etc.
I have a special needs child. Without the ability to switch to thoughts about something that makes me happy, I would be arrested for throttling my kid. In this case, it may not work immediately, and I may not even think to consciously choose to switch to happier thoughts. But I do eventually. And sometimes the happier thoughts are about him and that is the best way to change my perspective regarding him.