Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Life is Good

There are a lot of negative people in this world. I, sometimes, have a tendency to be one of them. This is something that I'm seriously working on. I don't like being a pessimist, I don't like looking for the worst in situations, and I don't like complaining. I also don't like listening to it from other people.

Lately, it seems, there has been an influx of negative people in my life. They never see anything good in a situation, they never have anything good to say about a person or situation, and every day is bad. Really, people, is life that bad?

I get it, bad things happen to good people. Sometimes life just plain-out sucks. But for most of us, the day to day is better than bad. Don't get me wrong, I know that we all have bad days, trials, and things we'd rather not experience. Just keep in mind that experiencing those "negative" things will breed blessings. Most likely, the bad days will make us more appreciate the good ones, or even just the normal ones.

So, sometimes it's not a matter of glass-half-full or glass-half-empty, sometimes it's a matter of being grateful that you have a glass to put liquid in. Sometimes it's a matter of walking a way from a closed door on an opportunity, and realizing that while you might not see the open window right away, it's generally there waiting for you to find it. Sometimes it's a matter of crying because you're laughing, dancing in the rain, and smiling for no apparent reason.

Really, what it comes down to, is realizing that despite the bad, Life Is Good.


Mr. B said...

Good post! I totally agree.

Lena said...

I totally agree with you. I don't always see it that way, but I know that for the most part, my life is still really good. And I could put out two pages of blessings. I am glad you did this post to remind everyone to stop whining!!!!

melissa mae said...

It's absolutely true! Life is what you make it. We have much to be grateful for!

Reid, Megan and Jackson said...

Amen. I am an admitted pessimist, I think it comes from being around LOTS of negative people for WAY too long and is something that I really need to do better at.

On the flip side, I'm also a realist and sometimes it's hard to be optimistic when reality is so... frustrating.

Hang in there and leave all those negative people alone!

Meg said...

This was a good post... so good that I came back tonight and re-read it and was sad that I didn't leave a comment before. I'm sad to say that it took me going through a crappy situation to really think about being negative over stupid stuff. Life is precious... best to not waste time complaining huh? I love you Miss Selkie.


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