All Is Not As It Seems


I love summer & the sense of goodness that it can bring.  Somehow there’s a bit more time to relax & enjoy what’s around us.

I also love the peace & quiet; very few experiences can compare with getting away from it all for a while.

Take the photo above; shot in a quaint Derbyshire town.

Looks idyllic doesn’t it?

If I had turned through 180-degrees it would have looked quite different; queues of traffic, roadworks with pneumatic drills hammering away, men shouting …

Just a small change of viewpoint would have presented a very different story.

That made me wonder how often what I see is very different from what others see looking at the same situation from a different viewpoint?

How often do I see a happy confident exterior when someone is actually falling apart inside?

How often do I show others what I want them to see rather than what they need to see?

This challenges me to look beyond the surface to what lies deeper inside.

I may not be able to help even when I do know what is going on, but unless I look I’ll never see.

Take care until next time …

About waywood

Hi & Welcome to my thoughts. I share subjects that are important to me. As you’ll notice, these subjects can be quite broad & varied. I like variety; I like breadth & I like a challenge. I am passionate about helping others overcome their fears, grow in confidence & succeed. Although many people would label me as an achiever, I have battled low confidence, low self-esteem & a couple of nasty, long periods depression over the years. I can’t say, “I know how you feel” but I can hopefully empathise & offer some of the things that are helping me to turn my life around. Please feel free to comment, share & enjoy. Take care, best wishes & keep well Stuart
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