Humanity is typically overburdened with negativity. Think about it - we're stunningly subjected to it. Whenever you see the news, all the biggest stories are horrific. Shootings, terrorism, natural disasters... they all take precedence over the goodness of mankind, and the truly wonderful coincidences that we all take for granted.
For me, it seems as though life continues to improve after each day. It's common for someone to look at something, and see something with the pessimistic view. Sometimes it makes life easier for that person. If you're expecting things to go wrong, they don't hurt you as badly when they do. But if you strive for a better tomorrow - if you push toward that next goal, and I mean really push - it isn't too difficult to see the good in everything. Every event is a learning experience. There's not a single moment that passes in your life where you can't stop at think of a way that it has improved your outlook. If you can't find that lesson, you're not looking hard enough.
I recently spent a few days preparing my first novel for release as a paperback. I can tell you that I expected very little reaction when I first announced that I had hard copies available. It's also my privilege to say that I have one of the very best support groups I could have ever hoped for. As I said, we take things for granted, almost all the time. I know that my friends and family, and even people I hardly know at all, are absolutely wonderful. It shouldn't come as such a surprise to me, but it does. I could never have moved forward at such a pace if it wasn't for all the kind words of encouragement and interest in my work that I've received. I truly am blessed!