L'optimisme, ce n'est pas le refus de voir ce qui ne va pas, c'est le désir de ne pas s'y attarder. // Donne moi le courage de changer les choses que je peux changer, la sérénité d'accepter celles que je ne peux pas changer, et la sagesse de distinguer entre les deux. (Marc Aurèle) // Don't raise your voice; improve your argument. (Desmond Tutu) // Be the change you want to see in the world. (Gandhi)


(CodeGen) Learning of the week - The Black Dot
One day a professor entered the classroom and asked his students to prepare for a surprise test. They waited anxiously at their desks for the test to begin. The professor handed out the question paper, with the text facing down as usual. Once he had handed them all out, he asked his students to turn the page and begin. To everyone's surprise, there were no questions....just a black dot in the center of the page. The professor, seeing the expression on everyone's faces, told them the following:
"I want you all to write what you see there."
The students confused, got started on the inexplicable task.
At the end of the class, the professor took all the answer papers and started reading each one of them aloud in front of all the students. All of them with no exceptions described the black dot, trying to explain its position in the middle of the sheet, the shape , size etc. After all had been read, the classroom silent, the professor began to explain:
"I am 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 happens in our lives. We have a white paper to observe and enjoy, but we always focus on the dark spots.”
“Remember our life is a gift given to us with love and care, and we always have reasons to celebrate whether its big or small - nature renewing itself every day, our friends and family around us, the job that provides our livelihood, the miracles we see every day.......Unfortunately we insist on focusing only on the Dark Spots - the health issues that bother us, the lack of money, the complicated relationship with a family member, the disappointment with a friend the list goes on…”
The dark spots are very small compared to everything we have in our lives, but they are the ones that 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. Be happy and live a life filled with LOVE AND HAPPINESS".

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