Call me a Pollyanna if you will. This stereotype of a young girl with infectious optimism does not insult me at all. If my optimistic belief, my hopefulness, my own joy in life extends to just one other person in the world, I can be glad. There are too many easy negatives to grab on to as it is. For myself, I prefer to turn to the wisdom of those who have gone before me, such as Seneca or the more recent FDR. I prefer to believe in human creativity and endeavor to pull us out of bad times.
I certainly hope none of us loses our home or our job. And if this should come to pass, I hope that each of us still has good health, good friends and a supportive family to help us through, for these are truly far more valuable in the end. Life will still be oh-so-worth living, perhaps even more so.