Outlook is paramount. Two people can look at the same thing and see completely different things. The same person can look at the same things at different times of the day and see completely different things. I dither and change between optimism and pessimism about six times a day.
The last twenty four hours have been the former. Ok, yes some days are completely ass, but even those horrible days can end up having a good ending. Maybe it takes some time, but hindsight allows for beautiful realisations. The easiest example I can think of is my wheat intolerance. Everyone asks “What do you eat?” and “That must be so hard!” And yeah, at the start it was, and I was upset because I couldn’t have toast anymore. But think of all the good things being wheat free led to: weight loss, an appreciation for food and better health. Besides, I’m not sick every damn day of the week. So, yay!
Even times when all you can see is the dark, dreary situation you’ve gotten yourself caught in, it can turn out to be one of the best learning experiences of your life, or lead to something else happening which turns out to be even better.
Here’s hoping the optimism sticks.