On Christmas Eve, my wife and I were reflecting on the year that was nearly ending, whilst dining at a restaurant.
I started to complain about something that hadn’t happened the way I wanted it to.
My wife focused her attention on a Christmas tree that embellished the place.
I thought that she wasn’t interested in the conversation, so I changed the subject:
“This tree has a beautiful illumination”, I said.
“Yes, but if you look carefully you can see one burnt light among dozens.
” It seems to me that instead of thinking of this year as dozens of enlightened blessings, you chose to look at the one light that did not glow