Leading up to Thanksgiving I was thinking about the fact that we set aside a day to be thankful, and although that’s nice we should always be thankful.
There has been a lot of noise lately. Things are changing rapidly, too rapidly to take it all in. So we focus on the problems
Listen to an orchestra playing a familiar symphony and perhaps a single instrument is off. You will probably concentrate on the out-of-tune player, but you’ll miss out on a symphony of perfect players. Your focus is lost to the disharmony.
Humans are built to escape pain, to protect ourselves from the assassin in the crowd. We are wired to hear the discord so we can escape it. We naturally concentrate on what is negative.
It takes a conscious effort to hear the symphony in spite of the discordant player.
Whether it is grand players on the world stage or opportunities to better ourselves in our personal lives, we should always strive to find things to be thankful for.
The symphony of life is always playing. We just have to learn to hear it.
A friend who wishes to remain anonymous