Staying optimistic can be a full-time job. Deliberately focusing on the positive
doesn’t come naturally. Sometimes we don’t even realize we are taking
two steps forward and then slipping back a step or two. Guess we actually need to
stop and pay attention to what is going on in the back of our mind and what we are thinking.’
“What you say is what you get.” There is some truth in that premise even
though it isn’t always so. Every word begins with a thought.
When one says, ”I just know this is gonna be a terrible day.” probably it will be.
Of course, there may be times similar to “Alexander and the Terrible. Horrible. No Good, Very
Bad Day.” I delayed reading that children’s book by Judith Viorst, because of its negative title.
But eventually found it a slice of a kid’s real life. Most kids laugh and glad to know that others
have difficult days. too.
Maintaining one’s optimistic attitude is worth the effort and is time well spent.
Especially when we get the ‘hang of it’. But it takes bit of intentional discipline.
Go ahead, give it your best shot . . . it will be well worth the effort.