February 14th, 2007

Snow Blown!

daisy_knotwise managed to get the snowblower started, the driveway and sidewalk are clear, and if the weather holds, I'll be able to get into work tomorrow. This is good, as the localization folks are in and it appears that I need to explain to them how one of our features works.

Valentine's Day

daisy_knotwise brought me a card and candy for Valentine's Day, since she was able to get out to the store. I apparently bought her a calla lily and candy as well, although she had to make the actual purchase. :)

Like most holidays, Valentine's Day can be either a good or a bad experience, depending on exactly where you are in your life. If you're in a good relationship, it can be a fine thing. If you're in a bad relationship, not so much. And if you're in no relationship at all, well...

I don't claim to have the answer to all things. But from observation, I see that being negative is usually a turnoff. (Not always. I know some couples where negativity is a way of life. But that's more unusual and not a type of relationship that I'd be comfortable in.)

I understand that being a optimist can occasionally get pretty tiring, especially when you feel like life is dumping on you. But if you've had a run of bad luck, things are about due to turn around, aren't they? (Let's not examine the converse.) And I also observe that a positive attitude is more likely to yield a positive result than a negative attitude.

So I choose to be an optimist. This doesn't mean that I won't have days when I get depressed or am just unhappy for one (good?) reason or another. It just means that I believe that things can and will get better and that what I do about it is going to make a difference.

Usually, it does.