A professor came to class and asked his university students to get ready for an unexpected exam. The students got a little scared because they were not prepared.
The professor put the paper on everyone’s desk and said: “Now turn over your papers. You have 60 minutes to answer.”
Everyone turned their papers and saw a blank page with a black dot in the middle. They were so confused and looked at the professor, wondering what he expected them to write. It just seemed so crazy.
The professor said: “Write about what you see in this page.”
60 minutes passed and everyone handed in their papers.
The professor started reading each one of the answers. Every student explained the situation of the black dot in many different ways.
The professor said; “I wanted to exam the way of your thinking. None of you wrote about the white part of the page. All your attention was towards the black dot; this is the reality of life.
We only see the weaknesses, sicknesses, lack of money, fights, separations, the many black dots in our lives.
We have so many things to be grateful for, like the white part of the page, but we concentrate on the problems and poison our minds. Take your eyes off from the black dots in your life and focus on all the good things that are happening right now that you’ve been failing to see.
Be happy and thankful and spend your precious moments with love and passion. Life is too short.”