One of the notes I scribbled down earlier for this post went something along time lines of 'I could have done without this week'. This week has been full of frustration, late nights, bad rest, lots that I really didn't enjoy. It is easy to look back on it and wish that it didn't happen.
However, as I was reflecting on this, and the week that had past, I realised that there was so much in this week gone that was really great; catching up with friends per haggis, getting into Oxford centre stupidly early in the morning for the May Morning celebrations, some really great weather. Those things really are not skippable.
It is sad how I find that negative things colour, and often out-weigh the good things from my mind. I think in-part it is an attitude thing - if I let my mind dwell on the negative, or if I leave the negative unresolved then they are going to come to the forefront of my memory.
I think that is one of the reasons why Paul finishes his letter to the Philippian church by saying 'whatever is good, true, honourable, just, pure, lovely, commendable, has excellence, is worthy of praise, think about these things' (4:8 roughly).