It is strange but as soon as I saw and read the visual message from the “natural life chirp” yesterday (today’s title visual post)… I imagined a pair of “magical” eyeglasses that allowed the viewer to only see good in the world.
I envisioned myself actually telling the story of the ‘magic glasses’ to little children gathered around me. The story would be about a little boy named Pete and his special glasses. Everywhere he went on his travels…he saw only good when he peered through them and he celebrated happiness and joy each day.
It was so contagious…joy spread throughout the land changing people’s lives in the bargain.
I would, then, decorate an old pair of eyeglasses to be colorful, bright, kooky-looking and fun… inviting each child to look through them and tell the class what “good” thing they saw in the magical eyeglasses.
We would then cut out pictures and make a bulletin board depicting all the “good” in the world each child saw through the “magic” lenses….scenes of parents, grandparents, siblings, favorite teddy bears, pets, hearts (love), hugs, stories, songs, flowers, gardens, sports, etc.
I was still basking in contentment (in my imaginary classroom lesson) when another thought interrupted my pleasant musings.
Wouldn’t it be interesting if the world had a superhero whose weapon against evil and destruction was a pair of magical eyeglasses with lenses that only saw good. With superpowers our hero would capture and then strap the magic glasses on his evil antithesis so his enemy, too, could only see the ‘good’ in the world …not bad. A reformed bad guy.
Slowly, however, I realized the fallacy in this concept. Evil people do ‘see’ good in their daily lives…they just choose to destroy it because ‘good’ gets in the way of ‘greed.’ And for too many people, ‘greed’ is too addictive a drug to exchange for ‘good.’
My comfort and faith remains in my Spiritual Creator Who can change the way we see life…not through magical eyeglasses but through spiritual lenses that opens our eyes to the truth and the truth is all about spreading good in this world during our lifetime. Putting others before ourselves.
An important truth is that humans don’t just see with their eyes…they see, also, with their heart. Unfortunately there are no glasses to correct a visually and morally impaired heart… without God’s intervention.
“Today is my favorite day” Winnie the Pooh
With the recent afternoon thunder storm showers…my eyes are seeing beautiful moon flowers bloom from the rains… while my heart feels the beauty with each beat of happiness.