Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life

"Life's a piece of shit, when you look at it..."

I'm definitely not the most optimistic person in the world. I like to say that I'm not necessarily a pessimist, just a realist. While that is true to an extent, there is a lot of negativity that clouds my general outlook. I operate as if I'm hoping for the best, while truly expecting the worst. That way, when something does go wrong or I fail at a venture, I can feel good in the fact that I was right that it would go bad. I'm often quite pleasantly surprised when life does turn out okay, as it often does. It's not something I'm proud of, but it's the way my wonky brain works.

So, here's to a little positive thinking and celebrating some outcomes that are actually good. Or at least to putting a positive spin on some crappy things that have been happening lately.

I've been really bummed that we weren't able to swing our yearly trip to Sundance. I was supposed to be off all of last week and this week for the vacation. Oh well. We didn't get to go, but we were home to deal with our repeatedly leaking roof in the recent rains. Also, Cosette has had some medical issues (all healing nicely) that we could give prompt attention to without stressing out the dogsitter. Furthermore, there was horrible weather that would have impacted our 12-14 hour drive to and from Park City. Being in town for the last week and a half has allowed us to go to some cool events and see some friends, including one from Indiana who we usually share a condo with for the film fest. So, yes, there is often a bright side. You sometimes just have to look for it.

I thought of this today at work when lamenting that upon racing back after leaving for a vet visit, I spilled an old cup of coffee ALL OVER ME. Old, stale coffee that had a banana peel stuffed into the cup. Don't ask. One of my co-workers, who has much more of a positive attitude than I do, said, "At least you are wearing brown." And I guess there are worse things that I could go around smelling of than banana coffee.

On another up note, I'm off of work for the next five days. Here's hoping that I get my closet cleaned out, which would be a very positive thing.


Will said...

Five days off! I wish I had five days off, Don't work too hard.

Shayne said...

Smoosh smoosh. Glad Cosette's okay!

ren said...

while i am sorry that you didn't get to go, i am personally grateful not to have had to make the "um...snarkydork...the roof is leaking like a mutha" call.

Keely Van Brocklin Emery said...

I thought I was optimistic until I met Daniel. He is the King of Optimism. Drives me nuts sometimes, but it is nice to look at the bright side instead of dwelling. I hope you have a great five days off. :)

Anonymous said...

enjoy your time off!
it's always a good idea to think of a few things you are grateful for and to remember the positive side of things. i'm like you i think, i tend towards the negative, but i practice every day to be more positive. it does work!

Anonymous said...

Have an enjoyable 5 days off ... I always feel more positive when I have time to suit myself. It is when I'm under time pressure to other things/people/places that I get stressed and look at life more negatively.
I guess it's about a balance for most people.

Nanette said...

Enjoy your 5-day staycation! :)

Anonymous said...

Jesus Christ. That's a bad week.

Caterpillar Girl said...

Five days off? Enjoy them; I am envious!

I think I come across more negative than I really am. Secretly I think things will work out, so I guess I'm a closet optimist. LOL!

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