As a young girl, attending summer camp, we sang a song with the following lyrics: It’s a poor man who can’t see the beauty in the sun and the wind and the rain. And it’s a sad man who can love his neighbor and always finds cause to complain. The lyrics remind us of two things: our lives are enriched when we notice beauty all around us and diminished when we search for reasons to dislike and complain about others. We only need to look for it.
As Jack Canfield reminds us: “Successful people maintain a positive focus in life no matter what is going on around them.” We have a choice. We can focus on the beauty in life, or we can concentrate on the ugliness. Make the choice to seek the things that bring you happiness.