I also know that it’s easier for me to focus on the positive because I’m a very private person. I really don’t like sharing how I feel, especially if it’s negative. I honestly don’t think people want to know about it and it does me no good to focus on that which I cannot change. I know it’s very easy to get in the habit of being negative and focusing on the daily suck that life with chronic illness can bring. I get it, life can be really crappy sometimes, all the time, if you let it. I am also not polly anna and think that just by having a positive attitude will make you better. I hate when people profess that a positive outlook will “cure” you. Being positive doesn’t cure, but it sure as hell is a better way to live than complaining all the time. I am often amazed, and saddened, when I see people complain all the time. I honestly think those people would complain if they won a million dollars; complain that it wasn’t two million!
I also realize we all deal with life differently. Maybe some feel relief when they complain? I know some people don’t have much of a support system at home so they may feel complaining online is a way to vent and release some tension. I suppose however you feel relief, go with it. But I feel better when I’m positive. I feel like these are the cards I’ve been dealt and I will manage it the best I can.