Close Up and Far Away

My husband always reminds me to “take the long view.” Everything eventually works out. I think about this when I’m particularly worried about the here and now. I see what’s in front of me, and I forget to take the long view. Things change. Things develop. I don’t need to rush my life or anyone else’s.

My eye doctor gave me some sample bifocal contact lenses. What a miracle! They allow you to see near just like bifocal lenses or reading glasses, but you can also focus far away. Having both near and far sight options keeps me attuned to this spiritual principle. Sure, I can focus close up and fret or get bogged down in details. But I can also lift my gaze and see far with an eternal perspective.

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