I know the world needs healing. Just yesterday in a conversation with a friend we touched on the topic of broken families. I believe families to be the foundation of our society and that when they are broken they add to the psychological load that kids have to carry. Kids tend to look for answers and when they do not get them they find the easy one which in many cases is to blame themselves for why their world has come apart at the seams.
That is just one of the things I see wrong with the world, but there are many others… so how come I am still an optimist? It takes effort, but I think it is worth it.
There are certain things that we can control in life, and I believe attitude is one of the most important. The moment we start letting the coffee being cold, or the shirt you thought was clean being dirty change your outlook on the day you are in trouble. I believe that those little things can spiral into a bad day, not because you are having one but because you are letting yourself create one. Look at the cold coffee as your iced latte of the day, or that dirty shirt as the excuse to maybe wear something you have not in a while and if someone asks you are going retro.
I have seen kids mimic those negative attitudes in the past like mirror images of the grown up attitudes. I have also seen those negative attitudes dominate people’s lives.
I have been accused in the past of being unrealistic. I do not think trying to see the good side on almost every situation as the thing that makes me a dreamer. I think that we are masters of what our perception of the world is and if we can make it a little more positive it has the power to change our lives.
While I cannot with one action change the world, I can create my own utopia… and without diverting to much from reality, I can try to find the good side of every situation. Or at least give it a try.