I don't know if this is a blessing or a curse. I am an ETERNAL optomist.
When I hear someone sad and moody, I'm pulled down into their emotional wasteland. Then I feel obligated to spread my sunshine into their world. If it doesn't work, I feel like a total failure for not succeeding in cheering up someone that obviously doesn't want to be cheered up. **sigh** Does that make sense?
When I wake in the morning, I'm ecstatic about the possibilities that lie ahead of me. And that's how a typical day begins. I hate dragging yesterday into the NOW. Isn't it counterproductive?
Eternal optimism is a blessing because I tend to see the brighter side of everything.
Eternal optimism... a curse... because not everyone is like me and NO amount of cheering people up will make them "cheer-y".... and I shouldn't blame myself for it.