I'm a pretty positive person. I always have been.
I don't know if it is how I learned to cope during bad situations, but I always expect things to turn out good.
When I was a kid, I was always dreaming big dreams. Christmas and birthdays were much anticipated because I just knew something good was going to happen. It didn't matter if the hoped-for presents appeared or not, I just knew somehow they would eventually.
Years ago, I heard that old song that Oral Roberts used to have sung on his programs (or maybe it was Richard Roberts, I don't know ...)
"Something Good is Going to Happen To You,
Happen to You this Very Day,
Jesus of Nazareth
is passing your way."
I just believe that. As a child of God, I know He has good things in store for me. Yes, I know there will be days of testing, days of trial. Yet, Jesus said he came that I might have life and have it abundantly. (see John 10:10)
God loves me and He created a life for me. One that He has ordered my steps, and laid out the path I should take.
After all, He has great expectations for me:
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. Jeremiah 29:11 KJV