Monday, March 22, 2010

Plus in a Minus (PLUM)

I once came across a beautiful illustration about a king in a galaxy far-far away. This king had a terrible nightmare about him losing all his teeth. And so he went out looking for advisers who can help him interpret his dream. Then came the first adviser, he said to the king: "Your highness, your dream simply means that you are going to lose the people around you, your family will die and fall one by one. Though you are rich, you'll be left alone." Hearing this the king went ferociously mad, and directly requested to chop off this guy's head and ask for better advisers.

Then came the second one, and he said to the king: "Your majesty, your dream is a good news for you, you will stay healthy to enjoy all your wealth and prosperity, and you will live the longest life among the people around you." And what an excellent interpretation thinks the king, and he crowned the second advisers with gold and all the unthinkable riches a man can wish for. Does the second one telling the same truth as the first one? Yes! It's the way he present it that makes the different. He chose to focus on the positive side of the delivery and that reward him beautifully. 

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things ... put it into practice and the God of peace will be with you. (Philippians).

So, what do you choose to think? Do you see Plus in a Minus or the other way around? The decision is yours. =)

Inspired by these lovely friends of mine in Sydney who coined the phrase Plus in a Minus (PLUM). Rather than listening to the constant stream of negativity from newspaper, tv, etc (hmm..gonna write something about this), I chose to spread positivity, and their Facebook site is one of good influence, check them out here: PLUM or you can follow them on Twitter @I_Love_Plum. Above is their campaign logo. Way to go peeps! Astound the world!

Smile on, Shine on.

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