"Between the optimist and the pessimist, the difference is droll. The optimist sees the doughnut; the pessimist the hole!"
I've always been a born pessimist. Always, always, always. I've always been one to wait for the "bottom to fall out" and the worst to happen. In every situation, I'm always thinking "Well, if I think the worst will happen then when it does, I won't be disappointed because I already knew it was going to happen." I hated thinking this way because I never was as happy as I really could have been. I didn't reach my most happy potential very often because of this attitude.
I've been trying to work on seeing the doughnut in life, not the holes. Though things may be "holes" in our life, there are many "doughnuts" in our life itself. All the blessings, big or small, that God gives us are the doughnuts, and Satan's snares are the holes that try to ruin our view on the big picture. Basically, Satan is the world's biggest pessimist and wants you to be one too. We mustn't let him win!
My best friend and I were having a conversation the other day about being more optimistic about life and seeing the "doughnuts" in every situation that occurs. He told me to have a new motto, to see the glass as half full and not to assume that the bottom will always fall out.
"I, Aubrey, will never assume again. The glass is half full."