I’m a reasonably positive person. Actually, I’m an incredibly positive person.
My superpower is an insane ability to quickly forget the bad stuff that goes on around me. (Unless you’ve personally hurt me in which case I will carry resentment with me like an ugly purse for the rest of my days.)
But life is not always rainbows and chocolate. The only time you’re guaranteed pink champagne and roses is if you order them. Or if you win the Kentucky Derby. And even then I’m not sure about the pink champagne.
Is it completely unfair that the people get the champagne and the horse who did all the work and all the winning just has to lug around the flowers?
Back to my point: I’m generally a positive person.
And I generally prefer to focus on positive things. Funny things. Cute animal videos with little to no social value. And coffee.
But I also believe it is important to recognize that things don’t always turn out the way we want. People don’t always recognize our brilliance (which is highly annoying, because duh). We don’t always get the grade, or job, or gift we’ve been wanting/hoping for/expecting.
And yet we retain the power to see the world the way we choose to see it. We retain the ability to write and rewrite our future if not our past (yes, we can re-write our future—if we work at it).
So I’m going to stick with seeing the happy (at least most of the time). And know that there are people who will love me and hug me when I can’t.
And make another cup of coffee.