My Friday Favorite today is a short poem by Mizuta Masahide:
Barn's burnt down
Now I can see the moon
A friend of mine said she thought this was a 'sour grapes' view of a situation. But I disagree, I think it's a 'Pollyanna' view of a situation. I think it's looking at the glass as half-full instead of half-empty. I find these two lines very positive and very inspiring. A bad situation presented itself and resulted in a very good outcome.
And maybe the barn doesn't even need to be rebuilt, or if it is rebuilt, maybe it should be erected elsewhere so as not to block the view of the moon.
I have a few dear friends and family members that have been living through some very trying times these past few weeks and months, I guess you could say their barns have burnt down. These same friends tell me, each in a different way, that they now can see the moon.
A very wise woman, Judith M. Knowlton said, "I discovered I always have choices. But sometimes it's only a choice in attitude."
And my very dear friends and family members have made wise choices in their attitudes.
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