I wonder if you know that you have a choice about how you perceive things? That world around you has been created by you, your own mind has absorbed what you see, hear, smell and touch and created your perception of everything around you.
Here’s a little story about a man that chose to see things slightly differently:
Roberto de Vincenzo, the famous Argentine golfer, once won a tournament, and after receiving the cheque and smiling for the camera he went to the clubhouse and prepared to leave. Sometime later he walked alone to his car in the parking lot and was approached by a young woman. She congratulated him on his victory and then told him that her child was seriously ill and near death. De Vicenzo was touched by her story and took out a pen and endorsed his winning payment to the woman.”Make some good days for the baby,” he said as he pressed the cheque into her hand.
The next week he was having lunch in a country club when a PGA official came to his table. “Some of the guys in the parking lot last week told me you met a young woman there after you won the tournament”. De Vincenzo nodded. “Well”, said the official, ” I have news for you. She is a phoney. She is not married. She has no sick baby. She fleeced you, my friend.”
“You mean there is no baby who is dying?” said De Vincenzo
“That’s the best news I’ve heard all week!”
Quoted from “Do Nothing” by Damian Smyth p159
So here is my question to you…How are you going to see things differently today?