Last week, my youngest brought over a magnet from the fridge and asked me where I was.

The magnet was a picture of my husband’s side of the family and the kids. I was behind the camera. I thought this was such a fantastic observation from a toddler.

It is very easy to notice what is right in front of us. It takes a certain level of awareness to notice what isn’t. That can only happen when we broaden our view and not take what is in front of us as truth.

Often the answer lies in what is outside the picture because if it was already in the picture, then we wouldn’t have the problem.

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