I want to finish this book by illustrating the power you have in choosing your perspective.
If you look at the photo above, you might be tempted to see a tiny tree struggling to grow over a formidable mountain. And as I pointed out when I wrote about it in Encouraging Words: Flourishing Despite The Odds., it certainly is all that and more.
However, if you look at that same tree on the cover of Encouraging Words 2, you will see a vibrant tree, with a rock solid foundation, reaching toward the heavens with nothing but blue sky overhead.
And so it is with you.
Every day you get to wake up and choose your perspective.
You can look down and see all the rocky times you've had to endure and the difficulties you have had to weather every day just to survive.
Or you can see yourself as someone who has grown through all of that to become stronger, wiser, more compassionate, and more confident.
It is my hope and prayer that you choose the latter.
To look at your life up until now as preparing you for all the good ahead.
And in doing so, you see the incredible blessings that are there just waiting for you.
God bless, Les Maness
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