So my friend was just saying last night how hard it is to deal with negative people. She said, "maybe some people are just programmed that way."
Well, in my experience, everyone may have either the glass half empty/half full tendencies... but we are always empowered to make the choice to see the "upside" of things (even if it doesn't come naturally.) I feel strongly that "venting" is a productive way to process anger, hurt or fear... but "complaining" is useless energy that drains the complainer & often the people around them.
Big difference, right? It all depends on your intention. Is it to just bitch about everything, to see the downside in every situation?! To fear everything, and assume the worst? Or is the intention to "vent," in order to process your thoughts & feelings... with the goal being to let go & move on?
Well, you can call me Pollyanna, or just say I was born with the tendency to be optimistic... but there have been times in my life that I've fallen into the pessimistic groove. Then I remember, there is always a silver lining. There is always, always something (if not a pretty big list) to be grateful for. So when I find myself thinking the glass might be half empty, I make the conscious choice to switch it up and look at things another way. It serves me. It serves me darn well. And life is good.