Have you ever heard the phrase that someone sees life through "rose colored glasses?" That means they see things more pleasant than they really are. It certainly takes a special type of personality to always look on the bright side, especially where other people are concerned.
Sometimes, its easier to do the opposite. With people, its easy to find fault and see where other people are messing up, often ignoring our own faults. The Bible refers to this as seeing a speck in someone else's eye, while missing the plank in your own.
We need to be aware that we don't rip apart someone else to make ourselves feel better. At the same time, rose colored glasses can also lead to pain, if we continue to think repeated negative behaviors in someone else might change when clearly they won't. Or as Albert Einstein put it "The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results."
What I'd like to have is God-colored glasses. These glasses would allow me to see myself and others as God does. So I'd see the sin, but with a forgiving and loving heart. I see the faults, while extending grace and mercy. I'd see myself without the negative baggage of a broken childhood. I could extend that same grace and mercy for others.
I long for God-colored glasses, so I can see. See like Jesus.
Give Me Your Eyes, by Brandon Heath
Matthew 7:3-5 -- Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother's eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? How can you say to your brother, 'Let me take the speck out of your eye,' when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother's eye.
1 Samuel 16:7 -- Man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.
Hebrews 12:2 -- Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.