Bree: Shift in perspective

A Shift in Perspective: Vase or Face

Our dog Bree loves her little-pink-pig-plastic-squeaky toy. I mean she loves it. Its one of the 3 words she understands… “pig.” She’s so obsessed with it, we keep it hidden unless we are prepared to play an endless game of fetch.

We don’t have to be clever in hiding the toy – it just needs to be out of her line of sight.

Currently her toy is on the kitchen counter…where anyone over 3 feet tall can easily see it. Because Bree is not 3 feet tall…she cannot see it. It’s out of her line of sight.

I wonder how many things are outside our perspective but clearly obvious to others?

Maybe we need more growing? Maybe we need maturing? Either way, we can’t see what we want. What we are obsessed with. What we really want, but can’t have…

One my obsessions of late is getting Vision Casting published. I’d be embarrassed to admit how many times I’ve checked my email. Each time hoping for a response.

Last week, I received the response I had been waiting not-so-patiently for. It’s never easy to admit failures. Especially in a public manner – but I did not get the book deal I had been hoping for. Instead, I’m receiving some amazing feedback about ways to make my book better.

Because of my limited perspective (much like Bree), I was unaware of some growing opportunities and weaknesses in my proposal. People who are taller than “3” feet, easily saw these weaknesses. They clearly and articulately told me what I need to do different.

And just like that, I saw them too. It was so obvious in that moment. What was hidden to me, instantly became revealed.

I wonder what in your life is hidden. What is out of sight, waiting to be revealed?

A shift in perspective creates a new paradigm. A new paradigm creates a new reality.


Shift in perspective: vase or face?

Depending on your perspective you will see 2 people or a black vase. Did you perceptive change after reading the previous sentence? In an instant, perspective can change creating a new reality.

Often, what we find isn’t necessarily what we wanted – for example, my Vision Casting news. But, I believe what I discovered is necessary for my growth and journey.

I am grateful, I can trust that God works all things together for God – even the things I’m unaware of.

Blessings to you,


(btw – I am pleased to tell you everyone is loving the book, I just need to grow and nurture a few other areas in order to become more marketable – it’s going to happen. It’s just going to take a little more time.)


  • Teresa Rogers

    Gods timing is always perfect. Like I tell my daughter who is a great song writer…put it back in the greenhouse for a while while you nurture it. When it’s ready it will be even more beautiful.

    April 5, 2016 at 7:46 am
  • Karissa Bettendorf

    Thanks for sharing this – I love your honesty! What you have to say is always so encouraging to me. Keep it up!

    April 5, 2016 at 11:42 am
  • Sharon Watts

    Melissa, what a great positive attitude. You are an inspiration for the rest of us. So proud of you for your literary skill and fortitude.

    April 5, 2016 at 9:26 pm

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