My dog and I went for a walk up the hill to the college campus. The sun was just coming up and it was stunning! The bright reds and oranges framed Mt. Hood in the distance. The few rippled clouds in the sky reflected the purples then golds of the rising sun. Fog wisps settled in among the silhouettes of the evergreen trees. As the sun came up, those clouds reflected the golden light onto the yellows, golds and reds of the trees, making their leaves even more brilliant.
As I enjoyed the majesty of the morning, my dog found other things to enjoy. No matter how many times we walk the same route, she finds new things to sniff and today was no different. She was having a ball sniffing the grass that had been recently washed by the rain.
As I watched her enjoying herself immensely, it struck me that we were in the same place having totally different experiences. It was all a matter of perspective.
How often do you take a moment to understand the perspective of others?