I sat here trying to think of something funny, witty, and at the same time uplifting to blog about. I sat and thought for a long time. I don’t want to write anything boring. And I didn’t want to post another rant…though with the past couple of days I’ve been having that would have been quite easy.
As I thought about these things I came to a sad realization. The only anecdotes or funny stories I know of to tell are ALL rantings or complainings about some dumb or idiotic observation I’ve had about the nature of human beings. Or in some cases, the observation of a specific dumb or idiotic human being.
I’m truly bothered by this. Here I am studying to be an advanced teacher of the Bible, maybe one day to lead a church or other ministry, and I can’t think of one positive or uplifting story to tell. I can’t point to the good in human beings. I can’t pass on the encouragement of a story with a happy ending.
I put a lot of darkness in the stories I write. That’s because life is full of darkness. It’s what we know best and it’s what we have to overcome. Nobody has to teach us about the darkness of life. We have to be taught about the light. Nobody has to strive to live in darkness because it’s natural to be that way. We have to strive to live in the light. And that’s why I write from that perspective. I write about the struggle to live in the light and about the harsh reality of how much darkness there is in the world.
Maybe that’s why I have trouble seeing it everyday. I focus too much on what’s going wrong that I don’t see what’s going right. The irony of it is that I’ve always been a glass half-full kind of person. I always expect the best and hope for the most.
What about you? What do you see in the world? Do you have trouble seeing the good in others? Do you focus on what goes wrong or what goes right? Do you recognize a triumph in someone’s life when you see it? Or do you see the stupidity of mankind first? What kind of stories do you tell others?
What do you see everyday? The darkness? Or the light?