~~Staying positive does not mean that things will turn out ok. Rather, it is knowing that you will be ok no matter how things turn out.~~ Unknown
Positive also doesn't mean that you aren't facing reality, that you are ignoring the struggle, or that things aren't really hard at all.
Positive is knowing that you will be ok. Ok through those struggles, ok through the hard, and ok through the realities of your life. Battered maybe. A little worse for wear. Even tired. But ok.
Positive means that you have decided you are worthy. You are important. You deserve to make it through....everything. Positive means you take good care of you even when life isn't. It's knowing when you need to rest, knowing when you need some laughter, and knowing when to share your heart.
I like being positive. I like knowing that I will be ok. It makes life easier even when it's hard. I am not self-destructive anymore. I don't put myself last. And I don't use crutches like cigarettes.
I hope so much that you will learn to be positive. That you will take the very best care of you that you can. That you will be your own hero and not a victim to life's circumstances. That you will learn to shine in your own marvelous, delightful way. And that you truly do know your worth. You, my friend, are priceless.
So it doesn't matter what life throws at you, it only matters that you know you'll be ok. Its something good to hold on to and something priceless to have.