The Black Spot…

I want to share this story which some of you would have seen before… just to remind us again that often times we do not appreciate what we have. We are blinded by our own small faults or non-achievements that we do not even see the good sides in ourselves… Let’s focus on the positives and leave the negatives to sort themselves out.


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 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 face, told them the following:

“I want you 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, etc. etc. etc. After all had been read, the classroom silent, the professor began to explain:

“I am not going to grade on you 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. Our life is a gift given to us by God, with love and care, and we always have reasons to celebrate – nature renewing itself everyday, our friends around us, the job that provides our livelihood, the miracles we see everyday…

However 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 etc

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 your life positively!

Source: Internet

Peace and Love!

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29 thoughts on “The Black Spot…

  1. This was so informative and pragmatic.
    The approach you talk about needs to be actually inculcated in our day to day lives so that we may become more grateful for the amazing things present.
    Thanks for sharing this.

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  2. Have a great “white page” week end!! And leave the “black dot” worries aside until Monday 🙂 🙂 🙂

    Thanks for sharing, first time I read the story, but it sure is an inspiring one!

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  3. I truly needed to read this morning. My focus has been shifted to those black spots. I think I have been missing out on things because of that. May God continue to bless you in all you do. Continue to shine your light.

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    1. Awww… Such beautiful words to read this morning. Thank you Dear and yeah, it will do more wonders to our psyche to shift our focus away from the black spots and embrace the positives. Blessings to you too. Enjoy an amazing day. Xxxx

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    1. Awww… Thank you for stopping by. So pleased to hear from you. I’ve so missed you. Pardon my absence at your blog. I have missed a number of posts from some of my dear friends. Have an amazing week. 🙂

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      1. No worries, I’ve missed being present and reading my favorite bloggers. Catching up. So much going on now but God sees me and has me. Hopefully I won’t be out of pocket so long anymore. Have a blessed week as well.

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  4. Love this!! It’s true …we are so blinded by our jobs, “busy lives” , appearances etc that we forget about tge simple things that really matter in life. Great share! X

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