Look at this picture and what do you see? It might be just another picture or it might be your favorite picture of your favorite icon who happens to be Audrey Hepburn.
But for me it’s something more.
While I love Audrey, I think this picture is much more than just a cute picture of her on the sidewalk. There’s confusion, curiosity, appreciation and that little glimmer of excitement that comes to you when faced with something so massive like the unknown.
When I look at this picture I see a world of wonderment. I see a young woman looking up at the massive buildings of New York City and admiring their overtaking of the city. As you can see, she is standing on the sidewalk, feet firmly planted on the ground with her hand grasping her handbag. But what amazes me is, here we have this woman who is a world wide icon, very well known and yet in the hustle and bustle of New York, she seems so small. So normal, so sized down by the shapes around her that all she can do is look up. She looks human; impressed, confused, overwhelmed, amazed, excited and in awe.
This picture got me thinking, aren’t we all little like that? I mean, we all face battles and we have our struggles, but we also face big life-changing decisions that change our lives for the better. Both the good and the bad can be just as massive as the buildings in New York, but how we choose to enter them can be the reason for the different outcomes.
When faced with anything that seems to be too much to handle, just stop and look at it, and remember that you can do it and you will, it’s just a matter of how you do it that will determine how you come out on the other side.
Don’t fret, everything will be alright, and remember, nothing’s impossible =)