Shifting Perspectives – Look Up, Wayyy Up!

I was in downtown Chicago yesterday afternoon.  It was hot; for the beginning of Fall, our temperatures certainly do not reflect what is on the calendar.  Yesterday’s high temperature was 94F (34C).  I suppose with all the skyscrapers and people mulling about (almost creating an even greater incubator of heat) it felt even hotter.  Suffice it to say, I wasn’t in the best of moods; perhaps the word, “cranky” describes it better.

At my greatest ‘moment of crankiness’ yesterday, for some reason I looked up, just in time to see an airplane soaring across the sky.  I snapped a photo not knowing whether or not it would turn out at all.

When I took a look at the photo my crabby mood lifted significantly. I love how the blue sky and the glass in the skyscrapers seem to highlight the plane’s path.  It might sound silly, but this actually ‘lightened’ my mood.  Funny how something so incredibly simple can change your demeanor just like that!  For me yesterday, it was an airplane streaming across a cloudless sky with accompanying skyscrapers flanking the scene.

Changing your perspective can literally change your mood!


  21 comments for “Shifting Perspectives – Look Up, Wayyy Up!

  1. September 23, 2017 at 8:43 am

    Cher, very true about how changes in perspective and attitude can affect moods. Nice pic as well! 🙂

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    • September 23, 2017 at 8:45 am

      Thank you, Brett! It certainly provided me with a valuable lesson. I’m glad I looked up! Ah, thanks Brett! Cher xo

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  2. September 23, 2017 at 10:01 am

    A very nice photo, sometimes simple things can lighten our mood, thanks for the reminder

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    • September 23, 2017 at 10:39 am

      Why thank you, Lynn! Yes, I need to remind myself of this as well! Cher xo 🙂

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  3. September 23, 2017 at 10:10 am

    I truly envy you for the extended summer. But at least the past three days were at least warm and sunny after that really cold and wet weather we had all the way through September. I love your photo and wish I sat in that plane… sigh!

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    • September 23, 2017 at 10:40 am

      Ah, bless! Thank you, Erika! I think my Canadian roots are showing given that it is September and I am wanting the cooler weather! *LOL* Then you’d be coming back to Chicago and that would be great! Cher xo

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  4. September 23, 2017 at 11:01 am

    The photograph is stunning…. I completely agree as to the last statement…. “Changing your perspective can literally change your mood!”…. Excellent, dear Cher… have a great weekend …. & happy autumn to you! 😀 🐿️🍂

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    • September 23, 2017 at 11:26 am

      Why thank you so much, dear Aquileana! It really can change your mood, can’t it? Merci my dear! Happy Autumn and a great weekend to you too!!! Cher xo 🙂 ❤

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  5. September 23, 2017 at 12:16 pm

    Reblogged this on Door County In the Moment and commented:
    Inspires today’s haiku:
    cures blues
    boundless sky

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    • September 23, 2017 at 1:08 pm

      Thank you so much, my dear! Cher xo


  6. September 25, 2017 at 11:43 am

    Great photo, Cher, and important message, too. 🙂

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    • September 25, 2017 at 12:19 pm

      Ah, thanks so much, Carol! I really appreciate your thoughtful words! Cher xo

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  7. September 26, 2017 at 1:19 pm

    Great timing, great angle, great shot – and the world was well again Cher. 🙂

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    • September 26, 2017 at 1:28 pm

      You’re the best, Ronnie! Thank you so much!!! 😙 Cher xo

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