Do you remember the children's rhyme that begins "Pussycat, pussycat, where have you been?" The tale relates how a cat went to see the queen, and when it was asked later about the experience, the only thing the cat recalled was that it had seen a mouse under the queen's throne. Very often, we tend to look at one incident, one conversation, one failure, or one aspect of a situation and focus on that to the exclusion of the whole. One fragment of life --- limited in time and in space -- does not represent the whole.
It's worth repeating: What you focus on the most is what you become. If you concentrate most of your thinking on your problems, you will eventually lose sight of things that are rewarding, encourageing, and uplifting.
We should look at a problem from all angles. Look at people from many vantage points. The truth is every person has a good side --- even if it's dormant or not yet realized.
People who dwell on negative thoughts are significantly less content than others. They think they are being realistic by focusing on negative, but they are actually creating negativity in their own emotions that will eat away at their peace.
Action: Choose to see the positive traits in other people and in various situations, and you will find it much easier to see the positive in yourself and to feel hope.
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