Bard Dad Rule 5: Find the good in everybody

“Ever play ‘Spot the Good’ in folks like it’s a game of Where’s Waldo? Some folks hide it better than others, but trust me, it’s there – sometimes it’s just wearing a stripey sweater and glasses, while other times it’s in their actions.”

— the Bard Dad

Spot the Good: Playing Life’s Version of Where’s Waldo

If there’s one game that has stood the test of time, it’s ‘Where’s Waldo.’ That elusive, stripey-sweatered fellow has been a source of entertainment for generations. But have you ever thought about how this children’s game can apply to our adult lives? Welcome to another round of #BardDadWisdom, where we’re playing ‘Spot the Good’ in folks, much like our favorite game of Where’s Waldo.

Every person is a complex puzzle, much like a ‘Where’s Waldo’ scene. Amid the hustle and bustle, the commotion and colors, we’re searching for that one familiar figure – Waldo. Similarly, amid the complexity of human personalities, we’re often looking for the good in people.

Sometimes, spotting the good is easy. It’s clear, prominent, and on full display. But at other times, it’s more challenging. Some folks hide their goodness better than others, just like Waldo with his stripey sweater and glasses, masterfully blending into the crowd.

But, just because the good isn’t immediately apparent, that doesn’t mean it’s not there. Often, it’s tucked away, quietly humming in the background. It’s in the way they smile, the way they offer help when no one else will, the way they laugh or comfort others. It’s in their actions, subtle but significant.

The key is to be patient and to keep looking. It’s easy to dismiss someone at face value, to get frustrated when their ‘good’ isn’t instantly visible. But remember, the fun of ‘Where’s Waldo’ isn’t just in finding him, it’s in the hunt itself. It’s in scrutinizing each detail, exploring each corner of the page.

Similarly, the joy in relationships often comes from discovering those hidden depths, those snippets of goodness that are not immediately visible. So take the time to seek out the good in those around you. Be patient, be attentive, and be open to the surprises you might find.

Remember, “Ever play ‘Spot the Good’ in folks like it’s a game of Where’s Waldo? Some folks hide it better than others, but trust me, it’s there – sometimes it’s just wearing a stripey sweater and glasses, while other times it’s in their actions.” Here’s to playing ‘Spot the Good,’ one person at a time! ????️‍♀️???????? #BardDadWisdom

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Just a little boy from Ireland, who became a staunch American while raising three boys, creating three companies, and being married for 30 years
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Just a little boy from Ireland, who became a staunch American while raising three boys, creating three companies, and being married for 30 years