I agree with you that attitude is EVERYTHING! But I must be honest that sometimes after fighting one battle of some kind or another; over and over again, a human being can have what I call "Battle Fatigue." I have always been a "cup 1/2 full" kind of person and took each day with a positive attitude. During the past seven years, I have lost my mother, my sister, and a niece all too early in life. My marriage ended when I discovered my husband was having an affair with the husband of one of my closest friends. I went back to school to get a Master's degree in Social Work so that I could do what I love for the rest of my life (I was a stay at home mom prior to my divorce) and have had to worry about finances and raise a daughter alone. I have no family nearby and since I have gone back to work full-time to pay the bills and keep a roof over our heads, I don't see my friends like I used to. I spend nearly every weekend sleeping so that I can have energy to push myself through the next 40 hour workweek. As of Monday this week, I'm on short term disability until 4/1 and received notice today that my employer will only hold my job until 2/22!
Could I use an attitude adjustment? You betcha! I'm just so danged dog tired of fighting the good fight that I'm spent....hence: "the Battle Fatigue." I'm hoping to get an appointment with a psychiatrist and a good therapist to help me cope with this chronic disease that is invisible to others.
Thank you and God Bless You!
Lisa in Mich