It goes a long way.
My friend is pissed because I didn’t get upset and down over her latest problem. I don’t feel guilty- even though she hasn’t spoken to me in over 24 hours.
She is always negative; upset over something. I’m sorry, I just cannot always be negative. And now she’s mad because she doesn’t want to be positive, and I am. Maybe it’s just me, but trying to see the good things, searching for little things to be positive over makes life better.
I’m not saying I’m never negative, God knows I am. I just try to look on the bright side most of the time.
Like, this new year, 2014. I could be pissed and upset because in the first fifteen days I’ve had big fights with my boyfriend, my Camaro won’t pass inspection without a catalytic converter and I just want to drive my baby- I could make a list of all the things gone wrong, and cry about it. Let me get me depressed and wail that 2014 is a horrible year, and I hope it gets better, blah blah.
Or I could be positive.
My Camaro got a transmission; my mechanic didn’t charge me the outrageous prices a shop would have. He gave my car a free paintjob, and fixed a lot of her little body issues. I still have my Camaro, and she’s almost legal. Just a little more time.
My boyfriend and I have made up, and things are going great. We’re not perfect so clearly our relationship won’t be either.
I get paid three times this month (which I just learned that today…woot, woot!).
I get to see my nieces and nephew that live two hours away in another couple of weeks. And I haven’t seen them since June due to my crazy, hectic life. (Ok, so it’s because I was busy with CNA classes, clinical hours, and I was working overnights- not that crazy or hectic compared to some people.)
I got to hang out with my older brother, who I rarely see.
See? I could go on. Or I could be whiny about the negative/bad things. But why? Why do I want to intentionally dwell on the shit, and be miserable? Life’s too short to spend it miserable.
I get we all have days where we’re like fuck it all. But the next day? Brush it off. Find something positive.