Hubs says I am a "glass half empty" kind of person. I totally disagree.
(Except that I occasionally tend to entertain thoughts that I'm going to die of cancer, get hit by a bus, end up on welfare, or lose all my hair. But that's only sometimes.)
Okay, I admit it! I tend to see the bad side of situations. I don't call it being negative, I call it being realistic. I believe in the "every action has an equal and opposite reaction" mentality.
Last year, we received a check in the mail for LOTS of money because we had been overpaying on our escrow or some grown up stuff I don't really understand.
My first thought was, "Holy heaven and earth. I have a brain tumor and this money is going to have to pay for it."
Hubs rolled his eyes and laughed at me, saying I was completely ridiculous.
AND WHAT HAPPENED?
We ended up owing LOTS of money to the IRS for taxes this year.
See? I'm not crazy.
I know that this is how life works. It has its ups and downs. Good happens, bad happens. Here's how I think of it:
If I'm expecting the worst, than the good will always seem that much better.
So, in a strange, twisted and completely incomprehensible way, I'm really an optimist.
Perhaps in the future, I'll just think the glass is half empty, but it's half empty of WINE, which means I'm partially buzzed and feeling warm and fuzzy.
Now that's the kind of outlook I can get behind.