In every day, there is something that goes well. There are things we can give thanks. There are moments that bring us joy. There are times that spoke peace to us in the middle of the craziness. There was good and there is good. But we can so easily get caught up in the loop of what went wrong. We can find our attention focused on the things that didn’t go the way we thought they should. We can concentrate on what we should have done or should have said or should not have said. We can lose our focus on what went right because we are so consumed with what didn’t go right.
It isn’t easy to see the good some days. Our vision can be clouded by the fog of despair. Our eyes can be blinded by the tears of fear or guilt or grief. But the good is there, hidden in the middle of the mess. We are geared to find the bad. We are drawn to the things that shock us. Our minds can become sucked into the news of all that has gone wrong. That can be all we see. It takes effort to see the good.
Today, look for the good. Look for what goes right. Look for the positive. Where is there joy? Where is there peace? Where is there a moment of love? Where is the good? It can be simple and it can be brief – so we have to pay attention. It may come from our four legged babies or the kindness of a stranger. It may be completely unexpected. Be on the lookout. Good is here because God is here. Do you see it?
Blessed be the name of the Lord
from this time on and forevermore.
3 From the rising of the sun to its setting
the name of the Lord is to be praised.
4 The Lord is high above all nations,
and his glory above the heavens.
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