DD and I were grocery shopping recently and had to buy eggs. We were looking for a container of them without any broken ones. It wasn't easy to find.
There was one container with one broken one only and she was upset at this. I myself was noticing all of the good ones this time.
On the way home, I got to thinking symbolism again, as it is often prevalent nowadays.
Why is it that the mind seems to focus on negative things that happen to us or one negative person in our life, versus all of the good things that happen or all of the good people that are left? I know for me, I have to work very hard to make the good stand out more and block the bad.
I recognize that negativity is sensational and more of an impact for some reason, but I don't know why this is. Many people are left in my life but the major player is gone. And he turned out to be so negative that in some ways I guess I should be glad now. Still he causes negativity but I try to block it and instead concentrate on the good.
I try to impart this on DD and wonder if it's something we do automatically as we grow up? She will focus on negative things and be disappointed even when a turn out was good or good things did happen. So I try to steer her thinking when I can, and mine in the process. It's not easy.
You gave me nothing and now it's all I've got - Bono
A person is a person, no matter how small. -Dr. Suess
Perserverance and spirit have done wonders in all ages.