"A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities and an optimist is one who makes opportunities of his difficulties."
- Harry Truman
Another reminder, it is how we think about the events of our lives not the actual events themselves. I like being a person who sees the glass half full. It helps me feel the primary pain of difficult times. I have come to know that pain is just that -- pain. It is a natural part of life. “Difficult times” doesn't mean I'm a bad person or that I have done things to deserve the pain. It is about feeling my feelings without judging them, or myself. This process allows me to move through to grace and true gratitude.
Suzy Newman, Integrative Therapist and Director of the School of Healing Arts