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There is good in everything, if only we look for it.
-- Laura Ingalls Wilder


Tuesday, August 25, 1998

Beyond the obvious

There is more than one side to every situation. You don’t want to overlook the obvious, of course. But don’t let your comprehension of the obvious blind you to those things which lie hidden.

There is much opportunity in looking beyond the obvious. In every piece of bad news, you’ll find positive possibilities hidden somewhere, if you’ll just make the effort to uncover them.

Get in the habit of asking yourself what else there is . You can turn any negative situation into a positive opportunity by knowing how to look past the obvious. When something is troubling you, force yourself to consider what is positive about it. You’ll find it if you look.

Anyone can see the obvious. That’s why we call it obvious. Make the effort to see beyond the obvious, and you’ll find a wealth of hidden treasure.

— Ralph Marston

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