The thing about being positive is sometimes you have those days where you just can’t be positive. You’re tired of trying…trying to be healthy, trying to figure out what ailment your body has decided to give you this month, trying to work hard, trying to be nice but not too nice, trying to be a better communicator, trying to be more friendly, trying not to be so scared but still be cautious. Trying to be everything to everyone. Sometimes you just want to throw your middle finger up at trying and at being positive.
I think it was in Joy with Jennifer Lawrence where she says “life doesn’t owe you anything”. This is unfortunately true. It doesn’t owe us anything and as a result, good people get punished and bad people get rewarded. Hard work goes unnoticed. You still get sick or have health problems no matter what you eat or how much you work out. Being nice means people walk all over you. Keeping a straight face means people think you’re a bitch. You can communicate as clear as day but people still won’t listen. You can be super friendly and the barista at Starbucks will still be nice to every single person but you.
So now you’re probably wondering where the positivity is in this positivity post. When you have days like this there may not feel like there’s anything positive. There may not be. But you grab a glass of wine (or a beverage of your choice), turn on some Gilmore Girls (or TV show of your choice), put on your comfiest pajamas, call a friend or family member, and relish in the fact that tomorrow is another day and another possibility for some potential positivity. As Buddhism wisely states, nothing is permanent…and this includes shitty days, crappy circumstances, and not being able to scrape up some positivity.