“Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.”
-Luke 18:17

Last year, our family spent a few hours at Disney’s California Adventure. The next day my daughter Haven drew a picture of the experience. In it, you see Mommy, Daddy, Haven, and Cohen. They’re all smiling. They’re holding hands because they’re together and they love each other. There’s a roller-coaster. The sun is out.

The great thing about this picture, of course, is that this is the way Haven sees the world. I had the same experience Haven did, and yet it was experienced differently because she saw things differently than I did. She saw a happy family having fun. She didn’t see dirty diapers, sweaty backs, and all the things that I experienced in 100-degree weather.

The point I want to make is that the way you view the world is going to frame your enjoyment of life. It’s going to affect greatly the way you experience your reality. What you see, very often, becomes reality to you. And, some of us focus more on good things and others of us focus more on bad things. And what we focus on is going to predict, in many ways, whether live happy and fulfilled lives or not we.

PRAYER: Dear Lord, with you in my life it’s so much easier to focus on the good things. You provide for me everything I need to be happy and fulfilled. Amen.

REFLECTION: Do you tend to focus more on the good things or bad things in life?

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