Today, I want to write a little more personal…
Every once in a while, I get the question, “Why are you so positive?”
According to my brother, who read my Scorpion horoscope, I should be a negative person. Honestly, it used to be a natural tendency… to look at the negative sides of situations. Then, one day in high school, I heard a quote or a line in a book which suggested to smile more and look on the brighter sides of things, life will be better. I tried it for one week. What a difference it made! I kept trying this action and it eventually became a habit.
This positive attitude and reaction is something that must be worked on every day. There are many situations that come about where I have the choice to either sink into a miserable pit or try to see the silver lining in the storm. From my experiences, finding that silver lining and moving forward has felt a lot better than sitting in the fog, complaining, and waiting for the storm to pass. It’s not easy and it’s a habit that must be formed over time, but as the quote says, “In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: It goes on.”
Each day, is another page in the book of life. I want a story worth remembering. I want a story that I enjoy. It’s just what I want.
I enjoy being happy. I enjoy taking a deep breath, realizing the situation and actively working to find an effective solution. Yes, I release my sadness, frustration or anger through various methods. Yet, I do not let these moments last forever, because “for every 60 seconds you spend upset is a minute of happiness that you’ll never get back“.
Even today, some pessimistic tendencies try to re-emerge, but once again, I take the time to work on my optimism… I take a deep breath and think- You see, these pessimistic tendencies balance with my optimistic habits to help me to stay balanced and realistic.
I understand that I may be a minority in a world of complaints and lawsuits, but I prefer my point of view. I’m glad that I stumbled upon that ‘smile more’ belief. It made me enjoy life more. I want to keep writing enjoyable stories in this book of life. My positive habits have encouraged me to want to get as much out of life as possible. Now, I’m ‘not afraid that life will end‘. Each day, ‘I’m afraid that it will never begin‘.