"If it's not bad, why isn't it good?"
The man stares at me, not quite sure what to say.
How terrible! If that is your mind set, no wonder you are having a bad day! Imagine fighting with life, always a struggle. This kind of negative thinking is what puts a damper on your mood; it's hardly putting you in a positive frame of mind to appreciate the good things, is it?
I often reply to that, "Tiġġieled? Għaliex ma tippruvax tiżfen magħha minflok?" - "Fighting? Why don't you try dancing with it instead?"
it is all about attitude. Little sources of happiness are everywhere to be found and, if we look out for them, we can see many of them throughout the day. Today I found joy in a very simple thing, and posted it on my facebook status:
"When there's a garden full of flowers, why are you looking at the pile of rubbish?" and old Indian sage once said. Focus on the flowers. And if we cannot find them, change something.
Here's a really fun infographic by Barbarian Group co-founder Rick Webb to help you see what I'm getting at:
If you haven't, meanwhile here's a smile or two for you (smiles are contagious, did you know?).
Have a nice day.