Each day I wake up with an optimistic heart and mind and say, "It's going to be a good day and everything will turn out ok". However, there are times when I do have bad days and not everything turns out ok. It can be disappointing and frustrating because in spite of the negative events of my day, come tomorrow, I will again wake up an optimistic song in my heart.
I sometimes wonder why I continue to begin each day with happiness and joy and then experience inconveniences and obstacles that can take a good day and make it a not-so-good day. Why do I continue to look on the bright side of life each morning even when things sometimes happens and knocks me to the ground? It's like a prize fighter who in spite of being beat up and bloodied in the ring, continues to get back up and continues to fight his opponent to the very end. When I see this I think, "Man, admit defeat. You've had enough already".
On the flip side, in a way, it would be easier for me to begin the day with a realistic thought: "Today may be a rough day to progress through so don't get too happy and joyful; your happiness and joy could possibly be crushed. Keep your feelings moderate; not too happy and positive and not to gloomy and negative ". However, I would hate to be the type of person who wakes up each day with this negative view of the day and with an ugly personality and think it's going to be a bad day (or just a so-so day).
I guess my optimistic heart and mind with which I wake up each day is God's hope and trust is indeed alive in my life. In spite of being bloodied in the ring, being knocked to the ground with bruises, scrapes and pain, I get back onto my feet, ready to continue the fight. I attempt to fight the good fight each day and find the good and positive in each event and each person and each day.
Each disappointment and obstacle I encounter is God's way of teaching me, helping me to become stronger, helping me to gain wisdom and grace, helping me to increase my reliance on Him, helping me to increase my trust in Him.
To paraphrase a Bible verse: This is the day the Lord has made; rejoice and be glad in it.