Sometimes it can be hard to focus on what is true in a world of lies, or to find what is just when there is so much injustice. A really good example of learning how to “think about these things” can be found in the children’s book Ten Things I Love about You, by Daniel Kirk. In this story, two friends are each making a list of things they love about the other. One friend keeps bothering the other while he is working and turns every setback into something positive. For example, Rabbit asks Pig to come play, and Pig responds that he can’t because he is busy. Rabbit writes down, “I love Pig because he knows how to keep busy” (Daniel Kirk, Ten Things I Love about You [New York: Nancy Paulsen Books, 2012], 6). Our experience of the world is significantly influenced by the way we think about the people and challenges we encounter. And all of that is has a direct bearing on our level of contentment in this life.
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