Problems abound on every side. Shootings. Deaths. Divorces. Bankruptcy. Illnesses.
It seems wherever you look there are more problems. So is it possible to stay focused on the good in the midst of the continual parade of problems?
And what happens if one can’t?
The challenges of life demand our best efforts, our utmost energies focused on solutions.
We must not allow the problems to distract us from what needs to be done today.
Problems drain energies and cloud thinking. Focusing on them pulls one down making it difficult to think clearly.
Focus on the good!
That’s right. Begin to think about what is good in your life.
Grab a piece of paper and write it down.
Immediately, I think of a few.
Life. My God Who never changes.
Love in all its many splendors.
I’m beginning to write quicker as my thoughts push the problems to the background.
Nature. Sunsets and sunrises.
Daffodils blooming in February.
Dogs that choose to rest beside you and nuzzle your hand.
And on and on.
Friends both near and far.
Surprises that break into our life as God’s special gifts.
Hope. Yes, there’s always hope. Always.
By focusing on what is true and good we begin to see more clearly. We begin to think more accurately. Life takes on a different hue and our attitudes change.
Choose to set your focus on the good today. Consider filtering out the negative. No one needs to be bombarded constantly by problems particularly from the media.
Lift your thoughts up higher and rejoice.
We’re not Home yet. For now, let’s join hands and heart and keep singing.