Once someone said to me “Dutch people always push on the spot where it hurts the most” ..
Luckily there are still some sweet people who support me by posting my art on Instagram for example.
That is thoughtful, that is a very welcome support , and strangely or sadly enough that is rare these days.
Instagram and twitter (and rest.) are made for boosting each other with a simpel hashtag or mentioning of your name .
Why don’t we do that more often ? By doing so You make somebody else happy and he will return with a smile to you! ..easy satisfaction.
I always love this example how we can see things ,.:
“One day, a professor entered his classroom and asked his students to prepare for a surprise test. They all waited anxiously at their desks for the exam to begin.
The professor handed out the exams with the text facing down, as usual. Once he handed them all out, he asked the students to turn over the papers.
To everyone’s surprise, there were no questions–just a black dot in the centre of the paper.
The professor, seeing the expression on everyone’s faces, told them the following:
“I want you to write about what you see there.” The students, confused, got started on the inexplicable task.
At the end of the class, the professor took all the exams, and started reading each one of them out loud in front of all the students.
All of them, with no exception, defined the black dot, trying to explain its position in the centre of the sheet.
After all had been read, the classroom silent, the professor started to explain:
“I’m not going to grade you on this, 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 thing happens in our lives. However, we insist on focusing only on the black dot – the health issues that bother us, the lack of money, the complicated relationship with a family member, the disappointment with a friend.
The dark spots are very small when compared to everything we have in our lives, but they are the ones that pollute our minds. Take your eyes away from the black dots in your lives. Enjoy each one of your blessings, each moment that life gives you.
Be happy, focus on the good support each other and live a life filled with love!”