Look at the Stars|به ستاره ها نگاه کن


 

A friend’s memory:

My husband was in a mission and had to live in the Arizona desert for a while.

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I moved to Arizona with him and stayed in a little house. After a while, I realized how much I hated that place. The heat was unbearable and everything was covered in sand.

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All the local people were Aboriginals and Mexicans. I had to stay alone every day at that miserable hut called home. I couldn’t take it any longer. I wanted to leave and go back home to my family, even if it would cost my marriage.

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I wrote a letter to my Dad, he was the smartest and I always relied on his opinion. I waited for his reply.

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His letter changed my life forever. The content was only two sentences. “Behind the prison bars, two prisoners were standing.

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One was looking at the dirt and the other one was watching the stars.”

I was so ashamed and decided to look at the stars. I became friends with the Aboriginals and Mexicans and learned so much from them.

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I was getting very good at pottery, weaving, and knitting. I learned a lot about Cactus and desert dogs.

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I learned that millions of years before this desert, there was an ocean.

What had changed in my life?

The desert was the same desert. The sand, heat, and people around me were all the same as when I moved there.

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But it was my attitude and observation that had been changed. Thanks to my Dad who opened my eyes. We should all guide our children to change their perspective on life.

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91 comments

  1. Indeed, everything changes once our perspective does! 🙂 Thanks for sharing this!! 😀

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  2. Beautiful lesson thank you

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  3. What a wise story. I’ve known the answer that our attitude lies within ourselves to change, but there are days I honestly have a lot of trouble doing that. Very timely posting for me personally.

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  4. Beautiful life lesson story, her Dad rescued her marriage with the two beautiful sentences.

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  5. Wonderful post. Thank you for sharing your life lesson💖

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  6. A wonderful story. And even more so, its message. And it is true; if we look on the bleak side, all will be bleak. Yet there is beauty and magic to be found everywhere. If we open our eyes.

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  7. What a privilege to be able to live with native people, they have so much wisdom. And I loved your fathers view, he is wise too.

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  8. Such a a beautiful heartfelt story. 💜🤗

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  9. Laleh, you are amazing and your stories are full of wisdom.

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  10. What beautiful story and lesson!

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  11. Yes.Perspective is everything. ” Don’t miss the donut by looking through the hole.” I don’t know who is the author of that quote. Thanks for another lovely post Laleh.

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  12. Look to the stars indeed, you may never dream your heart just might behold! A lovely share!

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  13. F ocus
    O n
    C heer
    U ntil
    S aturated with it!

    U ncover
    P ossibilities
    …..Good for you, Laleh, you heard, you heeded, and you healed!

    Thanks for sharing your beautiful, poignant story. ❤

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  14. A great illustration in something I believe very strongly in – the power of perspective!
    Caz xx

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  15. Your blog is so interesting!

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  16. Love this. Down with negativity, up with positive thoughts.

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  17. A lovely tale . . . look at the glass half full or half empty . . . look at the stars . . . and see new worlds.

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  18. Beautiful inspiration by your Dad.most attractive pictures of Arijona’s desert.💕💕💕💕💕💕

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  19. Thank you for sharing this content

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  20. Reblogged this on lampmagician and commented:
    One must look always beyond the issue ❤👍

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  21. LOVE THESE STORIES! GAVE THE BOOK TO ANOTHER PERSON WHO WISHES TO WRITE HER OWN STORY…alvess.solange@gmail.com Please–can you tell her how you published, so she can? ❤

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  22. Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:
    WISDOM FROM THE DESERT!

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  23. Thank you for sharing!!.. 🙂

    “When we begin to build walls of prejudice, hatred, pride, and self-indulgence around ourselves, we are more surely imprisoned than any prisoner behind concrete walls and iron bars.” Mother Angelica

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  24. The moral of this story is true to life, and I can vouch for it. I once thought that life in my small town was like life in a penal colony until I changed my perspective. The pictures that go with your story are also beautiful.

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  25. That’s a beautiful message we can all learn from.

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  26. Wow! those are stunning photos

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  27. That’s beautiful advice! 😊

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