OK so for every one thing that I feel negative about, I'm gonna try for a positive.... ready set GO!
Negative #1 - I'm poor. I had to mooch groceries off of my boyfriend tonight. It was humiliating even though I know he doesn't mind. I still don't have a decent pair of summer sandles and my black pants that I have to wear at work have a hole. Since I can't afford cloths I'm thinking I have to patch the $10 pants I got from Target.
Positive Response - You only feel poor because you have less money than you did 5 years ago. Compared to most of the rest of the world you are rich. You can afford anything you want, justs not EVERYTHING you want. You can't afford new clothes because you choose to go out for breakfast once a week with your nephews, and that's OK. You are rich in that you have a loving boyfriend and famliy that are there to help you when you are a little short and that you have done the same for in the past when the situation was reversed.
Negative #2 - I'm 29 and still no signs of having a family of my own or even a wedding for that matter.
Positive Response - You DO have a family and a great one! You're parents, sister and nephews live within 20 minutes and you can see them whenever you want. When I show up I am knocked onto my feet by two little boys yelling "AUNTIE AUNTIE" and have nothing but love for me. My parents and I are on great terms and can spend the enttire day just talking and laughing. My boyfriend loves me and when we get right down to it, a piece of paper and an expensive party won't change things a bit. We have each other and that's all that matters!
Negative #3 - The world is going to hell in a handbasket and things are only going to get worse. The economy will not recover and I'll never have a career. I'll be a college graduate with a 4.0 GPA and make $10 an hour with a debt that will never dissapear. Meanwhile, the planet will slowly die around me as the oil spills, greenhouse effectt and privitizatino of every resource including drinking water destroys all of our resourcse.
Positive response - You can't control these things, but you can control yourself. Recycle, save what money you can, apply for the jobs you can, and just do you're own personal best. I'm healthy and young and anything can happen.
Ok I feel a little better now. #3 is still a toughy though, I hate feeling helpless and that's what #3 is all about.
Be like the cat. Shut your eyes to the world and just CHILL OUT!