Why I Will Forever Be an Optimist

Sometimes people look at me and wonder how am I happy and continuing life, after what some would call a tragic situation. Yes it was bad, but that’s just life. There is no perfect life for anyone. There is good and bad in the world, and in everything. It doesn’t matter that something crazy bad (and random) happened to me. But what does matter is that crazy bad things can happen, just as much as crazy good things can happen.

If it was a year ago, and someone told me that in this next year I would have lost my leg and somehow continued on being the busy bee that I am, I would’ve thought you were absolutely crazy. I too, without being faced with the situation would think that such a horrific unexpected event could and maybe would ruin my life.

Today my belief is that the craziest bad thing has already happened to me. I’ve already been there, rock bottom. I know what it’s like to have your whole life change in the blink of an eye. And guess what? I have gotten through it and am even happier than I was a year ago. Because I appreciate these good things around me. I know what it’s like being alone in a hospital room just dreading day after day. Now that I am out in the world I just want to take advantage of everything I can, and put in the extra effort in my life, just to see what happens.

So if the craziest bad thing has already happened to me, I would be crazy to believe that the craziest good things can’t happen to me too; and they already have. I mean who loses their leg in an accident and 8 weeks later get donated two knees by a woman your parents randomly meet.

Now that I’ve gone on and on, the bottom line is those cheesey sayings about life, you know the ones like “what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger,” or “its not what happens to you, its how you react to it,” all those simple sayings couldn’t be more accurate. So my theory on life is; as long as you attempt to be the very best you, you can be, regardless of your circumstances, things will inevitably fall into place.

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