After that last post, I went about my day getting work done and the more I thought about it the more I realized that the post was all doom and gloom and does NOT represent my current state of mind.
I just went outside and took this picture specifically for this blog post. It is the view I see from my front walkway this morning. The leaves are changing. There is a lot of green. It's fall in New England which is a sad time as the leaves die and we go into winter, but it is also a sign of change and the coming rebirth of the leaves in the spring. I've always loved fall more then any other season.
I'm an optimist. ALWAYS have been. No matter how bad things have ever gotten in any aspect of my life I always know that things are going to get better. I firmly believe that a positive attitude is a critical part of a happy life and that as Steve mentioned in the comments, worrying doesn't really get you anywhere.
Matthew Ebel wrote a great post this morning talking about how we've seen dark days before and we've always pulled through them. I like the idea of focusing the country on a goal. I want to see us focus on solving the energy crisis and the economic crisis. I think fixing them goes hand in hand. Focusing on a goal brings people together and allows them to focus positive energy rather then all negative.
I've always been that guy who has a shoulder to cry on and an ear to listen to you. As long as I can remember I was the person people came to because I am upbeat and carry a positive attitude with me wherever I go. I just couldn't leave that dark and doomy post sitting at the top of my blog. Didn't feel right to me because it is not who I am.
There, I feel better.