“If you don’t run your own life, somebody else will.” ~ John Atkinson

If you know me, you know that I lean more toward ‘realism’ than ‘positive’. I’m a firm believer that that does not mean that I’m a glass-half-empty pessimist. I simply refuse to pretend that life is 100% wine and roses. So I tend to get annoyed when someone asks how I am, and I respond honestly with “I’m just fine, how are you?” and their response is “just fine? What can we do to make you better?”.

But maybe I shouldn’t be so annoyed……maybe I should constantly remind myself that while I may not be able to control the circumstances sometimes I CAN control my response/reaction to those circumstances.

I’m wondering, though, if I can ‘unlearn’ close to 40 years of ‘realistic’ thinking and begin to see life through a new lens. Can I reprogram myself to consistently see the silver lining? I’m not making any promises, but I’m thinking I might like to try.