Perspective an important tool

Keeps you from being a fool

When thinking things are low

Reality perhaps not be so


Who is better and who worse

Without comparison what a curse

Despair sets in for your plight

Without glow of perspective’s light


When feeling very sad

Likely it’s not so bad

Walk on any urban street

Look around don’t feel so bleak


Notice homeless all around

Tattered vendors in the crowd

Aged disabled disfigured and such

Realize you’re blessed with so much


Task at hand for you to see

Your privilege deserve some glee

Do not mope or come unglued

Look at your life be amused


Comparing your life to homelessness, war or disease does that shift the intensity of any disappointment?

Does perspective provide a new view?

– Stewart Levine ©

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