I am an overwhelmingly positive person and my optimism can rub some people the wrong way. However, positive thinking can only get you so far. We often think that we can control everything in our lives but we really can’t.
I started getting the flu the other day and I stayed positive, I tried really hard to ‘mind over matter’ my way out of falling into the flu. Needless to say I failed dismally.
While a good attitude and positive thoughts make any situation better it doesn’t render us invincible. No amount of strong mindedness can prevent illness, tragedy or misfortune… however walking on the sunny side of the street has the great advantage of getting you through the shit with a smile on your face.
The mind is strong but it cannot beat all and accepting that can be a very liberating experience