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One day a professor asked his students to prepare for a surprise test. He handed out the question papers with the text facing down as usual. Once he handed them all out he asked the students to turn the page and begin. To everyone’s surprise, there was no question, just a black dot in the center of the page. The professor then said,

“I want you to right what you see there”

The students confused, got started on the inexplicable task. At the end of the class the professor read each of them aloud in front of all the students. All of them, with no exception, described the black dot, trying to explain its position in the middle of the sheet etc. After all had been read, the classroom silent, the professor began to explain. “I’m not going to grade you on this, I just wanted to give you something to think about. No one wrote about the white part of the paper, everyone focused on the black dot and the same happens in our lives. We always focus on the black spots. Our lives are a gift given to us by God, with love and care, and we all have reasons to celebrate. However, we insist on focusing on the dark spots - The health issues that bother us. The lack of money and complicated relationship with a family member. The disappointment with a friend etc.”

He continued “The dark spots are very small compared to everything we have in our lives, but they are the ones that pollute our minds. Take your eyes away from the black spots in your life. Anon

Enjoy each one of your blessings, each moment that life gives you. Be happy and live your life positively”

Dankbaarheid verander wat ons het, in GENOEG en MEER.

Groete: Koekie Erlank.

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