Soul Food for Friday: Quotes to Focus Your Perspective on the World

Ever notice a different perspective between cats and dogs? A dog says, “You love me, you feed me, you care for me — you must be God.”

A cat says, “You love me, you feed me, you care for me — I must be God.”

It’s a question of perspective. This week’s Soul Food for Friday is dedicated to focus your perspective on God and the incredible purpose He invites us to live.

“As you ramble on through life, brother, whatever your goal, keep your eye upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole.” — Mayflower Doughnuts

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Thanks to Evan-Amos and Wikipedia

“You can’t see the picture when you are inside the frame.” — Marcus Buckingham

“I’m returning the glasses I bought for my husband. He’s still not seeing things my way.” — I Need Help comic by Vic Lee

“Man has a viewpoint, but God has the view.” — Madeliene L’Engle

“Any philosophy that can be put in a nutshell belongs there.” — Sydney J. Harris

“There’s a sign posted above the scale in my doctor’s office: ‘Pretend it’s your I.Q.'” — Cheryl Stice

“Live with an eternal view. When you have it, you’re less likely to fret and fidget. You’re more likely to be at peace.” — Donald Morgan

“You can clutch the past so tightly to your chest that it leaves your arms too full to embrace the present.” — Jan Glidewell

“You’ll never understand a person until you consider things from his point of view.” — Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird 

“Anticipating is more fun than recollecting.” — Malcolm S. Forrbes, Sr.

“The reason people blame things on previous generations is that there’s only one other choice.” — Doug Larson

“The universe and everything in it will someday pass away and be made new by the Creator. Therefore, the events of today that seem so important are not really very significant, except for those matters that will survive the end of the universe.” — James Dobson

“Live as though Jesus were your only audience.” — Janice Dravecky

“A desk is a dangerous place from which to watch the world.” — John le Carre

“If your view of life is cloudy, maybe your windows need washing.” — Mildred S. Barton

“You will have found Christ when you are concerned with other people’s sufferings and not your own.” — Flannery O’ Connor

“The only real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.” — Marcel Proust

“In the world today, it’s easy to quit. I believe in putting up the fight.” — Mark Harmon

“Life can only be understood backwards but it must be lived forwards.” — Soren Kierkegaard

“Whoever sees Christ as a mirror of the Father’s heart, actually walks through the world with new eyes.” — Martin Luther

“An optimist looks at a glass and says the glass is half full. A pessimist looks at a glass and says it is half empty. An engineer looks at a glass and says that the glass is twic as big as it needs to be.” — Source Unknown

“You are not in charge of the universe; you are in charge of you.” — A. Bennett

“Even in the most difficult situations, when you focus on what is right in the present it makes you happier, and gives you the needed energy and confidence to deal with what is wrong, today.” — Spencer Johnson

“It is very hard to take yourself too seriously when you look at the world from outer space.” — Thomas K. Mattingly II, Apollo 16 astronaut

“It’s strange, but wherever, I take my eyes, they always see things from my point of view.” — Ashliegh Brilliant

“If you carry your childhood with you, you never become older.” — Abraham Sutzkever

“The more postive you are when you think and work toward your goals, the faster you achieve them.” — Brian Tracy

“People try to rain on your parade, because they have not parade of their own.” — Jeffrey Gitomer

“One sees great things from the valley, only small things from the peak.” — G. K. Chesterton

“The reality of any place is what its people remember of it.” — Charles Kuralt

“We don’t see things as they are; we see them as we are.” — Anais Nin

“Baseball, it is said, is only a game. True. And the Grand Canyon is only a hole in Arizona.” — George F. Will

“When the outlook isn’t good, try the uplook — it’s always good!” — Zig Ziglar

“Count no day lost in which you waited your turn, took only your share, and sought advantage over no one.” — Robert Brault

“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” — Albert Einstein

“Don’t just focus on helping people to do something differently. Help them to see differently.” — Kent Hunter

“The whole of life lies in the verb seeing.” — Teilhard De Chardin

“You see things; and say, ‘Why?’ But I dream things that never were; and I say, “Why not?'” — George Bernard Shaw

“We often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the ones which open for us.” — Alexander Graham Bell

“The further backward you look, the further forward you can see.” — Winston Churchill

“It is well to remember that the entire population of the universe, with one trifling exception, is composed of others.” — Andrew J. Holmes

“Most of us are so focused on what we don’t have that we’re blinded to what we do have.” — Steven Furtick

“Dear God, thank you for my life. I forgot how big and wonderful it is.” — Tom Hanks in Joe versus the Volcano

So what quotes help you to focus your perspective and God and this big and wonderful world He made for us to live in and enjoy?

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