As I was standing in line in the cafeteria at work waiting to buy a pack of blue Extra gum, this guy standing next to me pointed at the Marlboro Lights pack and told the cashier to hand him the Green Marlboro Menthol pack. So I asked him, “Sorry, do you see that pack as green?” To which he replied, “I’m colorblind so it looked like it could be green.” We got to talking and he was a nice guy working in another department, and it turns out we had some friends in common.
The encounter made me realize two things:
1. If reality is only what we perceive, then we can change reality by changing our perception.
2. We take many daily blessings for granted. We must always be grateful, for the small stuff, and for the big stuff.