Here is the story of a girl that was one of the most positive and optimistic persons in her group. One day she was having a conversation with her best friend who happened to be her piano teacher, and somewhere along she said,
"Robert, you've known me for a long time. I am a die-hard positive and optimistic person. I believe in the goodness of people, in the glass half full... I tried to stay focused on the solutions and no the problems that I have to face on a daily basis. But something is bothering me lately. I feel that the good times are behind me. All the good things I saw before, is somewhere in the past. I don't know where I lost the zest for life. My life has gotten way too complicated..." Robert didn't wait, and cut her complaining right away.
"I want to share something with you," he said. "A poem I learned by heart when I was a little boy."
Robert then proceeded to proclaim "Desiderata" written in 1927 by Max Ehmann. She couldn't help it, and began to cry. Robert continue, "and there is something something more I want to share. If you could just sit quietly for a few minutes a day and contemplate on the wonders of God's creation, something miraculous will happen. I know, don't ask me how... I just know without knowing!"
And so she did what his teacher told her to do, and before she knew it, she felt like soaring... just like eagles do!
"...but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint."
~Isaiah 40:31 NIV
Celebrate your life. It is a beautiful adventure and the greatest journey. Look for the goodness in people. Instead of asking "What's wrong with him or her?" ask, "What's right with him or her?"