Why It’s Important to Wear Rose-Colored Glasses
Every day I have a daily burst. Most of you would say “a lifting of spirits”. Writing the words, “a daily burst” rather than, “lifting my spirit” sounds so much more energetic, that it gives me another daily burst! Every day, if you can, it is important to find a reason to wear your rose-colored glasses and have a positive attitude.
A Rose-Colored Glasses Attitude
Little things happen that make me burst out in a smile. Even on the days I feel like a work-in-progress, little things happen that turn my havoc into joy. Thank goodness for my rose-colored glasses attitude.
Yesterday’s burst came from an unexpected soft breeze from an open window, my Ultimate Concierge’s footsteps coming down the hall, Amazon finding a lost package of America’s dog shampoo, and the added gift of a waiting taxi.
Last night I had two bursts; My mother came for Shabbat dinner and later in the evening your comments to me on Facebook.
I asked you, “If you could travel anywhere right now, where would you go?” and over 150 of you replied with a daily burst of positivity wearing your rose-colored glasses! You answered with the hope that the future will be bright. Needless to say, I was overjoyed for you.
Obviously, I thought of where I would like to travel and my first thought was Rwanda to see the Silver Back Gorillas.
Traveling in Elsewhere
And then, I turned my head and gazed out the window from the 71st floor of our apartment in the sky and looked out over the city of what was once was my beautiful Chicago and thought, “My Ultimate Concierge and I and all of you have been traveling for over three months without planning or packing or leaving our homes!”
Unfortunate circumstances brought on by COVID-19 and the murder of Mr. Floyd have turned our country into a foreign land; Elsewhere. I honestly feel I am on a trip to a foreign land in my own country!
I ask myself what am I learning as I travel in time in Elsewhere, because isn’t that the purpose of travel? To learn a city or country’s history, to view its statues and monuments, to meet its citizens and taste the foods, to experience the culture, to bring a memory home, to learn its social and political background, and walk the streets. All good stuff. And, we come home enriched and wiser and look forward with rose-colored glasses and with curiosity to plan the next journey.
As I thought about Elsewhere, I had to search for my joyful burst and rose-colored glasses. I found them and put them on because my worst days are sunny with a chance of clouds.
You Can Still Be Realistic with Rose-Colored Glasses
I can be so down, discouraged, or angry…. and suddenly, I will get a positive burst! This is because of something I hear or see that sparks a positive burst; like America’s tail wagging, right now!
I am a very realistic woman yet fortunate to see almost everything about life with rose-colored glasses.
As a very realistic woman, and I see Elsewhere as an ugly piece of abstract art without a frame. The art expresses man’s inhumanity to his fellow man, an attempt of bullies to divide and physically destroy a once peaceful, beautiful, and united society. I see this art piece frameless because there is no law and order. This trip to Elsewhere is scary and maddening for all of us. But fortunately, I see a time ahead when our county will return to its timeless values and permanent laws that will restore law and order.
How I Get My Bursts of Positivity
Putting on my rose-colored glasses I get a burst because I know there are far more decent and wise people than bullies living in Elsewhere. I get a burst because my family is safe. I get a burst because I want to believe one day soon we will greet each other with smiles instead of with masks.
Darling, I get a burst thinking about hugging my children and grandchildren and my friends. I get a burst that a vaccine or medicines will protect us from the virus, I get a burst that we will have a country of law and order and that I will be allowed to vote with wisdom, not emotion.
Someday Soon We Will All Travel & Explore
And, on a lighter note, I am looking forward to going to Rwanda and thinking of you going off to the places you mentioned on Facebook; Ireland, Hawaii, Paris, Italy, New Zealand, a cabin in the forest, Mount Rushmore, visiting children and grands, the Caribbean Islands, the Keys, Mexico and more.
I got my nightly burst last night replying to your comments of positivity. I am so happy you are looking forward to a future that is sunny with a few clouds. You are wearing your rose-colored glasses and I am smiling.
Darling, how do you have a rose-colored glasses attitude? I want to hear about your time in Elsewhere and more. Let me know in the comments at the bottom of this page!
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