Thursday, October 29, 2009

When you change the way you look at things, you look at different things.

Tonight I attended an achievement ceremony for SB 618 as a United Through Reading representative. The ceremony honored offenders who've successfully completed a reentry program. The aim of the program is to break the cycle of repeat offenders, and instead help offenders successfully transition back into society.

One of the program participants gave a speech that included the title of this posting. The speaker recently completed a degree in Underwater Welding, which I'm sure will afford him some interesting viewpoints. But really, bridge and boat welding or not, everything he sees from this point forward will be different.

1 comment:

Polly said...

Actually, it's interesting you say this. This is the conclusion I've come to, and the advice I have started to give my daughters.

When you cannot change something - you can change the way you see it, or think of it. It's the one thing you can do.