Are you a “good finder”?

I am asking you to do me a favor and read the first section of this message slowly and carefully. Thank you in advance.

One of my favorite people was the late Zig Ziglar.

This is a man who went from abject poverty to the pinnacle of success WHILE remaining faithful to his God, his wife, his country, and his principles.

Just consider how he started life …

  • Raised in Mississippi in the heart of Great Depression.
  • Father died when he was 10 years old.
  • Was the 10th of 12 children being raised alone by his mother.
  • Went to work at age 8 to help support the family.

Can you imagine how many boys of today would end up being the “world’s greatest motivator” with that history?

Ask any psychologist or sociologist and the answer would most assuredly be “none”.

In fact, my psychologist friends tell me such persons often end up in prison.

But not Zig. He rose above. And he brought countless thousands with him on his “way to the top”.

So what made Zig different? Why did he rise above?

While there are many reasons, I believe one reason stands tall.

Zig was a good finder.

What is a “good finder”? It’s a person who looks for and finds the good in any situation. Yes, any situation.

Even in our current situation with COVID 19.

Just today I went for my regular walk outside. As often as I can I walk in the neighborhood and a park we are blessed to have near us.

AND TODAY I SAW THIS ON MY WAY HOME.

These pictures are not staged.

They are spontaneous expressions of hope put there by the CHILDREN who live in the homes connected to the sidewalk.

As I walked, I stopped and soaked in the unbridled hope, joy, and peace that these messages brought me.

I marveled at the fact that these kids, home from school due to the COVID 19 quarantine, took the time to draw this out.

And then I prayed for them, my country, the world, and for you.

When I checked with the parents I discovered it was the kids’ idea!

Enjoy these pictures and then take up this challenge …

Before you go to sleep tonight be a “good finder” and find three things for which you can be grateful.

  • Even if you can’t pay your bills.
  • Even if, like me, you are very high risk.
  • Even if you lost your job.
  • Even if you don’t know how things will turn out.
  • Even if, like me, you have family members who tested positive.

The fact is, positive people prosper and get through better than negative people do.

But when everything you read, everything you hear, everything you see is negative, it’s hard to stay positive.

UNLESS YOU ARE A GOOD FINDER!

For good finders, there is reason to rejoice in every day.

Join me, and let’s find the good in all situations. Let’s lift each other up and show this evil virus what we are made of!

We will win. There is no doubt.

And winning this war is going to be one of the most beautiful things indeed!

Charlie Page

Happily married for 45 years, Charlie is the dad to two wonderful daughters. He is the author of 12 books on Internet marketing and creator of over 40 membership sites. You can see all Charlie offers using this link Click Here

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Robert Herren Reply

My two babies were in the hospital at the same time years ago. I went at noon time just to check on them, feeling a little sorry for myself. As I left that day, walking down the hall I looked into other rooms. I saw a child in traction others with different problems. I left with a lighter heart and a prayer for all the children with their sickness’s. When I think I am in a grave spot I look around to remind myself that I could be in a worst situation. LIFE IS GOOD

Ake Hedman Reply

Amen,???

Wai Kei Hooi Reply

Reminder of the true spirit of the human being.

Cecilia Fanner Reply

Hi Charlie,

What a lovely, touching and so full of hope and love. It was so beautifully written. That is what I love about children, nature and animals. They all bring so much joy in your darkest hour of despair and sadness. They always make me smile and make you think that things are not as bad as I make them out to be.

You do write beautifully and with so much feelings too. A gift that not everyone has.

I am so very sorry to hear that you had members of your family that tested positive. I can only but pray for their safe deliverance from this dreadful Covid 19.

Please stay safe and my thoughts and prayers for you and your family always,

Cecilia

    Charlie Page Reply

    Thank you Cecilia. Love to you and Paul.

kiwistevetsw Reply

Amen. There’s always a silver lining. Thank you 🙂

Rene L Miller Reply

Mr. Charlie! What a great post. I love finding this kind of graffiti! It’s the best kind. I was walking my dog yesterday afternoon and on the corner of the apartments where I live were about a dozen decorated rocks all with little sayings on them. i.e. “let go let God”, “God loves you”, “you matter”, “praise God”, “have faith”, etc. What a great way to tell the community that it’s time to come to our Creator and ask Him to put a stop to this illness before killing more brothers and sisters. I know that He is listening, He is watching and He is waiting to hear from each one of us.
Thanks for the post too; it makes me happy to know that even children understand who is in control.
Rene; McMinnville, Oregon.

John Antaya Reply

Mr. Page, I did learn like you a long time ago to look at the good in everything along my way in life. I do pray to Our Lord daily to keep all safe in this life. I realize that things do not always go the way that we want them to go but I do try my best daily. Yes Mr. Page there is good in everything we only need to open our eyes to see that good.

May the Lord Bless You and your family
John Antaya

    Charlie Page Reply

    Jesus is the answer. No doubts there. I love the book Battlefield of the Mind by Joyce Meyer. In it she asks what state we might imagine that His mind is in right now? Not a worried one … that’s for sure!

    Thank you for your comment.

    Charlie

Peter Reply

Thanks for sharing this Charlie. I’m sitting watching the sunrise and saw your post. What a wonderful way to start a new day. We DO have many blessings to count. Be safe!

    Charlie Page Reply

    Amen to that! Thanks.

    Charlie

Vladimir Reply

Hello Charlie.Thanks for good and positive thoughts. I love you, My regards from Ukraine.

    Charlie Page Reply

    Thank you for your kind comment. Stay safe!

    Charlie

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