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What Do You See?


Do you look at the world through Grannies Glasses?

Jason and Micky were playing outside in the yard.

Granny brought out a plate of cookies and some juice.

The boys demolished the refreshments within a few minutes.

Micky commented: "Your grandmother has really cool glasses."

Jason laughed and said: "She really loves those glasses.

She says she can see so much more than most people."

"Like what?" Micky asked.

Jason thought for a moment and answered:

"She says she can see the good in people,

when everyone else sees a bad side."

"Wow! That's cool," Micky said.

Jason added, "She can see what a person meant to do,

even if he or she didn't do it.

I asked her one day how she could see the good,

and she said it was the way she learned to look at things as she got older.

When I get older,

I want a pair of glasses just like Granny's so I can see the good, too."


How different our world would be if we all wore a pair of Granny's glasses!
If I would look for the good in you,

and you would look for the good in me,

our lives would be so much more pleasant,

and fun, and refreshing, and meaningful.

Sometimes we are like the buzzard which seeks out what is rotten and ugly.
I would rather be like the hummingbird which looks for what is sweet and beautiful.
If we work at it a bit we can all see things through Granny's glasses.
            How many times do we miss an opportunity to see the good in someone?
            How many times do we miss a chance to brighten someone's day

with a helping hand or a few kind words?
            Often we are too busy, or too tired, to be kind to others.

We are often wrapped  up in our own thoughts,
   and miss a chance to brighten someone's day with a kind word or a helping hand.

It is easy to criticize others, but if we take a look through Granny's glasses,

we will almost certainly find some good.
            Our encouragement can make a big difference in the lives of others.
            Let's go about our days looking through those special glasses.


Pastor Leah