Well, in order to give myself a constant reminder, I made a sign and put it on my porch. That way, when I’m sitting on my porch or even on the couch, I can read it and realize that things are not as bad as I think and that if I look at the big picture, I honestly have nothing to complain about.
I’ll be the first to admit that I can get totally down in the dumps sometimes. Actually, a lot of the time. It’s hard to stay positive when you’re alone all the time and have nothing to do but think about everything until you get so depressed you lay in bed all weekend (yes, I’m guilty of this).