How are you all doing?? I know you all are having the best time of the year celebrating Christmas with family and friends. Merry Christmas to you all!
I am not a Christian but I love Christmas and everything that it represents. I love the whole festive feeling. How do I know about it? Well, I read books themed around Christmas and love the magic it makes me feel.
So recently, while browsing through the YouTube for some Hallmark movies, all the Christmas movies showed up. I just randomly selected a movie named Naughty or Nice.
According to the legend, the Santa has a naughty or nice list for every kid and the kids will get gifts according to their behaviour during the whole year.
In the movie, the lady got the magical “Naughty or Nice” book of Santa. In the book, she could see the naughty side of few people she knew and found some horrible things done by them which she brought out in the open and humiliated them.
Then, one day, her mother told her something very simple yet profound. She said that every person has a naughty and a nice side. Naughty and nice are like the two sides of the same coin and it depends on what we choose to see.
That’s when she turned the book to the other side and saw all the nice things done by the same people.
Wow, what a wonderful message! Do we all need a magical book to see the good in others?
People do bad things because of their circumstances and not because they are bad people. Every person has something good in him/her. It is important to understand this to be able to look beyond the bad done by them and to be able to forgive them.
It is very important for our ownselves that we see good in others because it makes our life a lot easier. We all are human beings and we make our share of mistakes and learn. Then why hold on to the bad done by somebody instead of looking at all the good done by that person?
I loved the story and the message it conveyed. It is a lesson I will never forget. I am also guilty of looking at the mistakes of others but this story made me aware of my this habit.
I now know that every time I notice the naughty (bad in somebody) I will look for the nice (good) in the person.
So, this Christmas, let us try to look for the good in others and make life easier for us.
What do you think?