Are you an optimist or a pessimist, or something else?
I am absolutely an optimist. Sometimes probably an annoying one to some people and that is okay with me. Life really is short, so why not want the best we can have?
I have been in situations while having a conversation with someone who is having a hard time. I try to look at the lighter side of the situation. I have had them stop me and tell me that I know you like to look at the positive side of the situation, but there really isn’t one this time. I stop and think about it. I can understand their side as well, but I still don’t believe it’s true. There is always a positive side. It doesn’t mean that it is good, but it is better. There is absolutely nothing wrong with better in my eyes.
I think about the situation we are in right now. No income. That’s a big one isn’t it? Enough to just stress the hell out of people. Sure! Why wouldn’t it, we have 7 people in our household. Scary to not have any money. I try to make light of it the best I can. We are healthy. We have more love than most. We have food. We are doing the best we can to pay the bills. The interviews and jobs are there, just not an offer YET. If the situation was to get worse than it is now I believe that we would survive and still be happy. We are together. We have each other, how else to say it. Isn’t that what really matters in the end? I think so, so each day I wake up and smile. I smile to everyone in the house. Kiss them all, love them all, cook for them, turn on the music and try to keep the environment we live in healthy. To me that is amazing and that is what matters most.
When I was in my early teens I started to tell people they had something called the “poor me syndrome”. Whine about this, bitch about that and never murmur a positive word. Do something about it! Do you like the way you feel? No! Do you think that person is really worth your breath? No! Who is in control of you? You are! Now quiet the hell down, quit your bitching and get on with that wonderful life that you have right in front of you. LOL! Hey, I know that I am not perfect. I have my moments too, we all do. It is natural to feel sad, scared, burdened, mistreated, but only we can take care of that ourselves and do something positive to turn it around.
Love your life people, show your children the right way to live. If you slip-up, who cares as long as it isn’t all the time. We all know right from wrong. Jump on a new road today and see where it takes you. Enjoy the ride! 🙂