Look at this picture. I took it a couple of days ago as Sheila and I shared an evening stroll.
What do you see?
What stands out to you?
I'm amazed at our inclination to concentrate on what's missing from our lives rather than celebrating what we have in our lives. Why would we focus on what's missing, instead of what's adding value? The "glass-half-empty" syndrome blinds us to the goodness of life.
So, back to the picture ....
Do you see grandeur, order and a picturesque symmetry? Is this a scene worth celebrating? Do you see beauty, or are you focused on the burned-out bulbs that need to be replaced?
It's difficult to see what's good if you're focused on what's not. If all we can see is what's wrong, missing or flawed we may have deeper issues than we'd like to admit.
No doubt about it! God is good—
good to good people, good to the good-hearted.
But I nearly missed it,
missed seeing his goodness.