A reader encouraged me the other day to keep my eyes focused on the good and not the bad. It’s good advice. It’s hard to do. Good and bad exist in our world and let’s face it “bad” is the cranky kid who whines and usually gets the front seat in life. “Bad” news sells. “Bad” news gets us sympathy. It also kills our personality and sucks the joy out of everything around us.

    Meanwhile “good” is the child content with the back seat because it gives him a better view of the sky.

     Good understands that life is full of thorn bushes but he can only see the berries

     Good is the one making the most out of every opportunity, learning from past mistakes, and moving forward with anticipation to try something new.

Good is what Jesus would have me focus on.

Why do I struggle with that focus? Suggestions?