You've probably heard the adage that you shouldn't judge a book by its cover. It's often true that what we see on the surface isn't the total picture.
First impressions of people often don't give us a complete understanding of them.
When we encounter a difficult situation in our lives, it's easy to think it's all bad or all good. It's only when we look deeper that we see that our initial assessment was incomplete. Even the most difficult situation can hold a gift, something beautiful to take away from the experience.
Whether it's the first impression of a situation or of a person you meet, stop yourself before judging and making a sweeping decision. Instead, give yourself the time to look at the person or situation from a deeper, more complete perspective.
By scratching below the surface, the beauty will reveal itself.
Today, this week: Look deeper. Allow yourself to see the beauty hidden where you may least expect it.