Bill Roper (billroper) wrote,
Bill Roper

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.
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