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It’s all about Perspective

I went to look for shoes today.
I’ve been on the prowl for the perfect pair of wedges.
I’m looking for some that aren’t so high that they are completely impractical for my life.
I stay home with my kiddos most every single day,
so super high wedges and my uniform yoga pants don’t go together.
Anyway, I tried on fifteen different varieties and none of them worked.
Apparently, sky high wedges are all the rage.
I came home completely bummed until I came across this picture tonight.
Needless to say, I’m not bummed at all anymore.

I see this picture and it rocks my world.
It reminds me of the countries that I’ve visited and the children that I’ve held that lacked so many basic needs.
It jolts me back to the truest reality, which is that most of the world doesn’t live at all like we do.
It urges me to continue to do something…anything for those that need.

I never want to become that person who pretends that material things aren’t important to me anymore
because I see a picture like this
or because I go to a country where I see these feet up close and personal.

I still want some wedges…I’m not gonna lie.
But, I’m so thankful for some perspective tonight.

Lord, help those that are alone and afraid and cold and hungry.
Be their refuge and their help.

Lisa - *huge sigh*
So easy to forget in our daily lives how blessed we actually are. Thank you for this beautiful reminder!

Crystal @ Ordinary Days - Amen. Nothing like keeping it in perspective. I try to always remember that when I think me or someone close to me is going through something bad, it could always be worse. Thanks for the reminder!

Sheri - Beautiful post. Thanks for sharing.

Deborah - God bless these feet and fill his/her heart with Your love overflowing.
Thank you Tara…God is good to each of us isn’t He, and loves us completly… right where we are.
Love & hugs to you sweet friend xo

Deborah xo

LLH Designs - Talk about a picture being worth a thousand words. Wow. Humbled to the dust.


paige - this image took my breath away…..


beautiful reminder my friend

Polly - Thank you for sharing. As a shoe addict this was very helpful

Brooke - Amazing. So, so beautiful.

michelle - This is beautiful and very well said. :)

Restoration House - You said it all so well…

Megan - Wow, you said it best with “Most of the world doesn’t live at all like we do.” I knew that was true, but had never seen it with my own eyes before. I see and hear things on a daily basis now that shouts into my heart to redefine basic needs.
Like Nichole Nordeman sings, “Oh the differences that often are between everything we want and what we really need.”
Amen to that.

Cassie - I love you more than words Tara.

Kristen - such a great reminder! what a fun coffee and breakfast I had this morning with my new reading material…YOUR BLOG! Yay me! I found you via blog hopping an am happy I did :) Following now.


Woodard Gang - That picture just makes me want to cry…thanks for some perspective my friend. Sure needed that…

Beth - Wow! Thanks for the jolting reminder! I’m so guilty!!! Needed this!

Tracy is ... Loving Pretty Things - Tarah, I love this – THANK YOU for posting this…especially with your beautiful song going on at the same time…….I needed this today.


Tiffini - truest reality…most of the world does not live like us…really makes me think Tara…that it does urge do something and change our hearts forever..
and I am in the same boat with wedges. I can’t find anything that works so I am still in flip flops:)

Katie - it really is all about perspective, right? Thanks so much for the reminder!

Kim B. - Wow Tara!! We all need a reality check now & then & I thank you for that :) Same thing goes with clothes! I get “tired” of my clothes & then hear about a family at church who doesn’t have enough clothes to clothe their children or themselves. May we always thank God for the blessing we have!

Kay - I just came across your blog. The photo really does remind us that we should be content and enjoy our family and friends rather than focus on ‘stuff’. Thank you for sharing that and your wonderful words.

Playing Sublimely - I get perspective shots like that a lot from the Lord, and I too am grateful, He loves us too much to not remind us…
Lovin you from afar today :)

kerrie of sea cottage - This is the kind of picture that made me want to go to Africa and live in small village in a hut. I wanted to live without all the excess of America. Now that I’m getting older I’m more thankful for all the stuff we have. But I still think the simplier the happier.

Elaine - This post stilled my soul and silenced my complaining spirit. It also moved me to write my own post using this picture/your post as a prompt. I also pray it will move me to do something however small for someone like the person behind the face behind the feet!

sadmom1 - Tara,
You have a inner beauty that shines throughout these words within your post. I love your spirit! What a reminder for all of us to be more appreciative of what we have, and to pray for those who have little. We take so much for granted, thank you for the reminder to keep it all in perspective.

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Carolyn - This is so good for all of us to be reminded of! Glad you are back to blog land!

Katies Rose Cottage Designs - Thank you for posting that picture and for your sweet words today ~
They humble me and make me so thankful for the blessings in my life ~

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