Right now I can look at the news and find things to be optimistic about, but I can also look at the news and find plenty of things to be pessimistic about.
I can walk around town and see lots of examples of everyday kindness, and if I tried I could see lots of examples of unthinking meanness too.
I look at my life and see a LOT to be grateful for, yet some days a lot of things bother me too.
We see what we look for.
Perhaps we need to start looking for whatever is is that we want to see…