Wednesday, March 09, 2016

What Your Shadow Reveals


The attitude we project outwardly is something we fail to acknowledge or understand at times. We might think inside we are a happy go-lucky, upbeat person. But people who meet us might just perceive us as dour and uninviting.

Nearly all of us check our appearance.

As human beings we normally check to to see what our outward appearance is like. We might pass a window and catch a glimpse of how we look from time to time. Many use a mirror to see if our hair looks good, if our clothes are on straight and check that our general appearance is good.

Some of us have probably looked at another persons appearance and made a determination about them. You might assume a disheveled person is unorganized and maybe think a well dressed person successful. Like your mother told you "be careful not to judge a book by its cover" for they may not be what you think on the outside.

What does your shadow reveal?

While many worry about our appearance, we never seem to examine what is inside, our attitude or how it projects who we are to others. Think of your shadow, reaching out from some point of connection to you. There is no escaping from it. When you move, your shadow moves. When you change direction, your shadow changes direction.

Our attitude is like our shadow. It follows and mimics everything you do. It is a reflection of who you are. The good thing is we can change, our attitude does not have to be a permanent reflection of us.

Our attitude can change to be whatever we want it to be.

Hopefully your change is towards something that is good and inspiring to others. And while your shadow follows you every where, your attitude will be doing the same. Others will see and make judgments based upon your attitude.

Let your attitude cast a positive shadow on them. And stay inspired my friends!

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