The other was a green heron that was making its way along the bank close to where I sat in my kayak. I got to watch it walk along the bank and then hop around the branches of a snag from the perspective of the water. Typically I observe them from land (while hiking, walking, or running) and it’s difficult to get a close-up look, but in this case a change in perspective made a huge difference. You can check out a video of the green heron below.
All of this makes me wonder how I and those around me might stand to benefit from a change in perspective in other areas of life. What might a change in perspective at home, at work , or even a change in perspective in some of our relationships look like? And how might a change in perspective give us fresh eyes to see in new ways what the Spirit of God is up to? What might a change in perspective look like for you? Does it mean going somewhere or experiencing something you never have before? Does it mean listening to a neighbor for the sake of understanding them and their outlook on the world?
Jesus took his disciples Peter, James, and John on a hike up a mountain for a change in perspective.
Today I went kayaking at Ives Run for a change in perspective of wildlife and wild spaces.
What will you do to experience a change in perspective this week?