Transformative Thursdays: Looking with New Eyes

A few months ago, I started having issues with my contacts.  My eyes were irritated, and I got tired of the daily irritation.  So I made the “wise” decision to stop wearing them.  It seemed like a better fix than getting to the root of the problem.  I didn’t have a back-up pair of glasses, so I began to go without any visual aid.  It was difficult at first because I couldn’t see as clearly.  Things were blurry and driving at night was very difficult.  However, after a few weeks, I adjusted to the blurriness, distorted vision and accepted it as normal.  I continued driving, reading and all the normal activities.  I was getting by.

A couple weeks ago, I had my regular eye check-up and decided to try a different brand of contacts.  The doctor recommended one made of different material that might be easier on my eyes.  Sure enough, they worked better, and I could once again see clearly.  Driving was much easier.  Seeing images far away was so much better.  Things were no longer fuzzy and hazy.  I was experiencing a whole new world again.

How many things in life do we simply miss out on or don’t experience the fullness of it because we are “visually impaired”?  Some issue is causing us not to see clearly but we continue to ignore it.  We accept it and forget how good it could be.  Have you given up on something—a dream?  Have you found yourself wishing things were clearer?  Have you refused to try something different?

Today is the day to get your eyes checked and to repair the issues.  Try something different.  Don’t settle for hazy vision and dysfunction.  Take action.  Look with new eyes.  There’s a beautiful world to see and explore.

~Coletta Jones Patterson

Coletta is an author, life coach, business executive and weekly blogger.  Connect with Coletta at

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