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