Before I get started on today’s topic, I have to share this amazing story! I have always been fascinated by the capabilities of the human mind. The picture above is of a man named Stephen Wiltshire, who’s endearingly referred to as the “Living Camera.” Diagnosed with autism at a young age, he is able to express himself best through his art, with very intricate and accurate cityscapes. The most incredible part, is that he is able to recreate these huge panorama city spreads after just a 45 minute helicopter ride- even if he’s never seen the cities before! I am in awe of what he can do!
This youtube video shows him being flown over Rome and then recreating the city on a 5 1/2 yard panoramic space. It’s astonishing!
I love learning about people who do amazing things. It’s inspiring and motivating.
Yesterday was my lovely and amazing stepdaughter’s birthday (YAY for her!). In the card from my Hubby, he gave some great fatherly advice and referenced something about striving to become the best version of herself that she could be. That phrase stuck with me, and as I’ve thought about it more, I’ve decided it’s a brilliant thing to focus on. If I look back on my life, there’s an innumerable amount of ways I could have turned out: places I could have lived, people I’ve interacted with, my belief system, opportunities with different schooling or various jobs- the list could go on forever.
I think this phrase is a great metric to keep you on track for your life’s goals. Often there are so many things we want to accomplish in life, both for fun, and then the serious things, that it can be easy to feel overwhelmed. Plus, life gets so busy all the time! Maybe if we just try to think of this phrase on a daily basis, we will be able to bite off little pieces, so that the bigger things aren’t so daunting.
“Was I the best version of myself today that I could have been?”
That kind of puts things in perspective for me, and helps me weed out what’s really important, and what’s not. So that’s the challenge for the week- try asking yourself at the end of the day, or even during the day when you’re trying to figure out the best ways to spend your time.
Hopefully, that little tidbit will make everything seem a little easier. Hope you’re having a fantastic week!