Weekly Photo Challenge: An Unusual POV

When you grow up you tend to get told the world is the way it is and your life is just to live your life inside the world. Try not to bash into the walls too much. Try to have a nice family life, have fun, save a little money.

That’s a very limited life. Life can be much broader once you discover one simple fact, and that is – everything around you that you call life, was made up by people that were no smarter than you. And you can change it, you can influence it, you can build your own things that other people can use.

The minute that you understand that you can poke life and actually something will, you know if you push in, something will pop out the other side, that you can change it, you can mold it. That’s maybe the most important thing. It’s to shake off this erroneous notion that life is there and you’re just gonna live in it, versus embrace it, change it, improve it, make your mark upon it.

I think that’s very important and however you learn that, once you learn it, you’ll want to change life and make it better, cause it’s kind of messed up, in a lot of ways. Once you learn that, you’ll never be the same again.

— Steve Jobs 

I had fun with the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge this week!  The challenge is to show something from a different point of view, different angle, or some way that gives a different perspective to the subject.  I grabbed my camera and took a few pictures around my yard, striving to capture an angle not usually seen.

I thought the quote above from Steve Jobs was especially fitting for this challenge, since he talks of not being afraid to use your ideas to change things and make it better.  It is the ones with the unique perspective and the talent to see things differently that can bring about the needed change in the world! 🙂

Check out the WordPress site in the link above to see the other (probably much more brilliant) entries this week and remember that all points of view have value and can help us to see things in a new way if we are open to it! 🙂  Have a wonderful week!

The Dallas Cowboy fans in the garden!

The Dallas Cowboys fans in the garden!

The light lavender delphinium from a different perspective

The light lavender Delphinium from a different perspective

A bug's eye view of the mums in bloom and the butterfly garden decoration

A bug’s eye view of the mums in bloom and the butterfly garden decoration

About Beth W.

I try to look for the positive in the people and situations I come in contact with! I believe in the power of positive thinking and I believe that even challenging circumstances can be learning experiences if we have a positive mindset! I'm having fun blogging at: http://picturingpositive.com
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11 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge: An Unusual POV

  1. Renard Moreau says:

    [ Smiles ] Now, that is quite original!

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  5. Ben says:

    I love that quote from Steve Jobs, it’s so true. Great shots as well, thanks for sharing!

    • Beth says:

      Thanks, Ben! It’s so true, I think, that we all have the potential to change things for the better, regardless of who we are. Once the desire to make a difference is there, we’re on our way! 🙂

  6. pattisj says:

    I like your little butterfly, and the view of your pretty mums. I know a couple of Cowboys fans, too. 😉

    • Beth says:

      Thank you for visiting and for the nice comments, Patti! 🙂 I don’t really follow football, but I do love frogs and gardening and garden art. Since my boyfriend is a HUGE fan of the Cowboys, I decided the two froggies could cheer on the team from the garden 😉

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