Positive Vs. Negative; Which Attitude Is Easier To Maintain?

Some people are just naturally happy.  They bubble over with “Have a sunshiny day(s)” in the middle of monsoon season while the rest of us are searching for any sign of the big yellow orb that brings warmth.   Their happiness does not rub off on you.  In fact it makes you want to give them a good whack upside the head.  Just because.

On the flip side, some people are just naturally miserable.  They could win a million dollars a week for life and their response will be. In a Eeyore voice “Wonderful, now I’ll have to find some way to spend it.”  That person will never be happy and there is no use trying. Though offering to help spend some of that money might help your outlook.

I am curious about the rest of us so-called normal people.  The ones that go through life’s ups and downs.  The ones who condemn Monday mornings and rejoice on Friday afternoons.  Which attitude is easier to keep going?  And why?

Personally I am fighting to maintain a positive frame of mind and not doing so well.  The sitting quietly not thinking helps but only very short-term. Reading positive affirmations makes me want to flip the paper off and yell a big “F” you at the page.  Being in this frame of mind does not make me beautiful inside and out. I am not a loving person that people want to be around, and I will not do great things today.  Let’s face it; that aint the way my days normally go.  Still…

I get up every morning and start my day hoping good things will happen. Telling myself if I put a smile on my face, be thankful for what I do have, and continue to dream, things will turn around.  It’s a lot of work.

Moping around feeling bad for myself, thinking life sucks, hating everything, and finding fault with all around me is not hard to do.  In fact it is much easier than thinking positive, BUT it is only getting me more negative everything.

So this morning brings a new fight to find the illusive positive attitude and keep it going through the day.  I could use a lot of help so anyone who has made it this far, please send me as much positive energy as possible.


About ramblinann

I live in Massachusetts and always have. My family continues to grow with the addition of many grandchildren, who steal my heart every time I see them. Recently I was able to check off an item on my bucket list and earn my Associate Degree in Complementary Healthcare, but usually, I can be found sitting behind the wheel of a big yellow school bus. I love to write, though there seems to be some missing connection between my thoughts and the ability of my fingers to put those thoughts on paper, or the screen in this case.
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