Want to see a better world? Well, that’s entirely up to you.
Anyone can see the bad. Seeing the bad is the simplest, most nature instinct of humans. One of the reasons people watch talent competitions – American Idol, The Voice, America’s Got Talent, etc… – is because it’s so easy to see who don’t got talent. Some viewers find the least talented people the most entertaining. Seeing the bad is basic.
It takes a little more focus to see the good.
It takes a little more intention.
But there is good all around us.
Children are good, for sure. Warm days with cool breezes; laughter with old friends and fresh discoveries with new ones are good. Good books on glacially slow days are good. Movies that help us think and feel more deeply are good too. So are movies where lots of stuff blows up.
Life has it’s goodness.
When God created this spinning ball of rock and dust, God called it good. Humans have done our best to reduce and spoil God’s plan. Much of that goodness has eroded like sand into the sea. But there’s still some goodness left.
So here’s my proposal: In a world of degradation, negativity, failure, and criticism, how about you and I make a declaration in our hearts? Let’s look for and see the good.