I am one of those people always smiling and staying positive. I am often told about all the problems and negative thoughts and I address them with positive energy. Just a few years ago this lady told me I was such a Pollyanna, I just laughed. I had heard that term many of times, but this time I looked it up, read the book and watched the movie. You know what I find nothing wrong with being a Pollyanna.
I deal with issues and risks all the time. Yes, I label all negative thoughts in one of those buckets. Either it’s a real issue I must think about or it’s possible and I need to understand there are risks. I write them down think about ways to fix the issues and how to avoid the risks. Then I place them aside and focus on the positive the rest of the day.
Staying positive does not mean you don’t have negative things in your life, it means you deal with them quickly or develop plans then focus on the good.
My grandfather once told me negative thoughts are like manure. If you pile it up in one place it will stink, however, if you spread it in your garden it will help grow beautiful plants.
Developing plans for dealing with issues and risk is the same as spreading it out in your garden.
Stay positive and enjoy life, you are amazing and an amazing life is waiting for you.
Much joy and love to you and yours