Monday, July 18, 2011

Seek the Goodness In People

As you smile at life, life smiles back to you.

"But how can I smile?" one of my clients asked.  "When I look around and all I see is craziness in the world.  It makes me sick to my stomach to hear about all the violence that is happening."

"Exactly," I said, "it makes you sick.  However, if you deliberately
look for what you can appreciate about your life and the world, your life will begin to brighten."

When you seek the goodness in the world and the people in it, you will find goodness.  You will discover things to appreciate and admire.  You may even bring out the best in others which will in turn make you more gracious.  The potential for grace exists in all human beings.

Not only will your life brighten as you see the good in people, you also create
positive energies and make your world a better place.  And that's what you are here
for, right?