A negative mind will never give you a positive life. (Ziad K. Abdelnour, investment banker)

If you always see the half-empty cup or the mud surrounding the flower, you may have difficulty seeing the good in people or events that are not quite perfect. We want people to be at their best, and we’re disappointed when a game or concert we paid to see, is less than excellent. But, if we continually see the negative, we will miss the blessing of the good we’ve overlooked.

Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise (Philippians 4:8).