In 1911, the Mona Lisa turned up missing and could not be found for two years. It had been stolen. But an interesting phenomenon of human nature occurred. In the two years of its absence, more people looked at the spot where it had previously rested than had actually seen the painting in the two years prior to its theft. And just like all those visitors to the Louvre, many of us spend our lives more concerned about what is missing than about what we have.

Joyce Meyer

Joyce Meyer, Living Beyond Your Feelings, 2011, London: Hodder & Stoughton, p.107