I stumbled upon an inspiring story about Jesus today which reinforced a simple message I had long forgotten. Always focus on the positive!
One day Jesus and his companions were walking down the busy streets of Nazareth where they came across a dead dog’s carcass. Those who passed the carcass were quick to point faults and complain about how awful it smelled, and how disgusting it looked. When Jesus passed by the carcass he pointed out how gleaming white and clean the dogs teeth were.
Jesus placed his focus on the positive qualities in what would normally be considered a not so positive situation.
Could you imagine what it would be like if we could incorporate this mindset into our daily life? Consciously focusing on the good qualities and positive attributes in our friends, family, and partners?
Disappointment would be a thing of the past and we would certainly have a lot less to fight about.