So...keep that positive attitude. I've long believed that like things are drawn to one another - especially the people that come into your life - be while you're on vacation, at work, at the stores you visit and the places you frequent. I also think that attitudes feed on each other. I was recently having brunch with my best friend and two of her friends. The three of them went on and on about how awful times were, how terrible the economy was, etc. I tried to get them on a positive track by bringing up the opportunities that arise from a recession - ie: the chance to reinvent yourself by finding work that is unique and meaningful and relevant. No luck. Finally, I just had to say "okay, enough!" I may be naive, but I do feel that negativity only creates more negativity. I pointed out to these three (all women over 60 - I was the baby of the group at 50!) that all our parents and grandparents had survived much tougher times. And that the four of us all had work, roofs over our heads, money in the bank (enough to afford a nice brunch), and supportive friends. Times are bad, but they could be so much worse. So let's be grateful for all we have in our lives, okay?
Life can throw some unfair punches, but would you really want to trade your life for anyone else's? Not me.