Confessions of an Eternal Optimist

I always look at the glass like it’s half full even when it’s more than halfway empty. I always have. I’ve been called out on this characteristic before- Everything from: “How can you say that? We’re obviously not going to do that well.” to “Alice, I don’t think that’s how it works…” or “You can’t just put a positive spin on everything!”

…Why can’t I? What’s the point in worrying about things to the point of exhaustion? I’ve been through some sh–, you’ve been through some sh–, we’ve all been through some shit! But, when has obsessing over the negative *ever* made you feel better about that sh–?

To me, everything can be seen as an experience that you can learn and grow from. You can dwell on the negative OR you can take it in stride. Be proud of your mistakes, revel in your fears, celebrate your short-comings. Because if you don’t, you’re left to feel sorry for yourself, to continue worrying, to spend your entire life stressing–and that is not a life that I think anyone wants to lead.

If you can appreciate the good in every situation, if you can see the light at the end of a seemingly pitch black tunnel, if you can look at the glass like it’s half full, you’ll live a much happier, much healthier life.

Whatever you’re going through, know that it will get better because you can make it better. Take it from me, the eternal optimist, a little positivity goes a long way. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

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