I like change. As a result my laptop background usually doesn’t stay the same for very long (it’s a good thing I’m an artist-endless supply of them). Same goes for my phone. I am constantly swapping the background picture on it as well. I was doing that today. Looking through all the pictures stored on it, and I came across a stock picture of a field. It is one I am familiar with, I’ve used it a few times. Anyway, it is a beautiful picture of a field of gold, lined with trees, with storm clouds rolling overhead. Now when I went to set it as my background, it gives me a few options. You can zoom in or out, and move the picture to only display whichever part of that particular picture you want. I usually leave the whole picture, but I was craving a bit more change so I played around with it a little. I found I could zoom way in, where all you could see was either the field and trees or the storm clouds. As I messed around with it, the thought occurred to me that it was a lot like life. Our everyday existence is determined by what exactly we choose to focus on. You can look at the beautiful field, ringed with trees, or the coming storm. I try in my own journey to acknowledge the storm, but I don’t let it ruin my appreciation for what is right in front of me. Yes the storm is coming. There is ALWAYS a storm coming, but if you focus on that too much you will miss the beauty of life itself.