The Black Dot

Morning Story and Dilbert

Vintage Dilbert
August 26, 2013

A small town chamber of commerce invited a speaker to address its annual dinner. The community’s economy was bad, people were discouraged, and they wanted this motivational speaker to give them a boost.

During her presentation, the speaker took a large piece of white paper and made a small black dot at the center with a marking pen. Then she held the paper up before the group and asked them what they saw.

One person quickly replied, “I see a black dot.”

“Okay, what else do you see?”

Others joined in agreement: “A black dot.”

“Don’t you see anything besides the dot?” – she asked.

A resounding “No” came from the audience.

“What about the sheet of paper?” – asked the speaker. “I am sure you have all seen it”, she said, “But you have chosen to overlook it.”

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14 comments
  1. Reblogged this on UPLIFTING CHRIST and commented:
    This post has blessed my morning. As believers, we have to focus on God instead of the small problems we face in our lives.
    I know you would be blessed as you read. God bless you

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  2. Writing his second letter to his friends at Corinth, the Apostle Paul wrote these words of encouragement: “For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” (II Cor. 4:17, 18)

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