One day a professor entered the classroom and asked her students to prepare for a surprise test.
They waited anxiously at their desks for the test to begin. The professor walked around the class and handed the question papers with the text facing down wards. Once, she handed them all out she asked her students to turn the page and begin…
To everyone’s surprise they were no questions just a black dot in the centre of the page.
The professor explained, to everyone’s confusion that she wanted them to write what they saw on the page. The worried students began to do what they had been told to do.
At the end of the class, the professor took all the answers and read them aloud in front of the students. All of them, with no exceptions described the black dot, trying to explain it’s position in the middle of the sheet. After all the answers had been read the classroom was silent, the professor began to explain….
“I’m not going to grade you on this test, 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 have a large side of the white paper. Many wonderful things we have or happening around us but we take all of it for granted and we focus our attention and energy only on the small, dotlike failures and disappointments. The health issues, the money that we need, the luxuries we don’t have, relationships, complications , problems with family members disappointments with friends and so on.
Life is a special gift and we always have reasons to celebrate. It is changing and renewing everyday. Our friends, jobs, livelihood, love, family and all the miracles we could see. We need to realise that the dark spots are very small and only few. And yet we allow these to pollute our minds. Take your eyes away from the black spots in your life. Enjoy each one of your blessings each moment that life gives you.