Positive and negative are directions.
And we always have the option to chose one. Once we chose a direction in our lives, it becomes an habit. Walking on the chosen road, weather is negative or positive, becomes a way of life.
I have been walking on the positive road since so long, I can't even remember when I started going this way. I'm almost sure that I did it as a way to neutralize the negativism that I was surrounded by when I was a little girl.
This is a little story to illustrate how it works:
I once had to take a bus from Havana to Holguin (in Cuba) it was a long ride, over 12 hours and the heat was unbearable. As soon as I was in the bus I realized that we had air conditioning. Yay!! I was sooo happy, very unusual in Cuba. I thought: this trip is going to be heaven with this air conditioning.
After an hour or so the air conditioning stopped working. The driver said that he was sorry. I immediately thought: Yay!! that's kind of wonderful because air conditioning normally makes me sick.
My then boyfriend was mad at me because he thought that I was crazy. How could I be happy about the broken air conditioning? He was grumpy all the way to one of the provinces. Then, someone was able to make the air conditioning system work again and I went: Yay!! We're so lucky! Heaven is back! My boyfriend was even more mad, he said that I had a lose screw or something like that.
The end of the story is that I had a great trip with and without air conditioning and my boyfriend had a bad one. The circumstances were exactly the same for both of us, the only difference was our state of mind.
I could tell you so many other stories, similar to this one! The thing is that being positive is an art, you need to be creative to find the positive in the negative. If you set up your mind on the positive mode, you will have a much better time going through this amazing and bumpy ride called life :)