There are some people who try to look at the good in everyone.
I am the type of person who believes that good will triumph, we learn from hardships that we face, and that there is always a tomorrow. I believe that life is basically good. No I don't think that life is basically rainbows and sunshine, although that would be nice.
Sometimes it is hard to understand when you face people who are angry at the world and blame others for any and all misfortunes they face. Their outlook is not a temporary one but just their perspective of how they see the world.
I can't say I understand because I don't.
I always wanted to change that attitude with words, actions, anything because it was so different from how I look at things.
When I became pregnant and after my daughter was born, my whole outlook changed.
I have always been a fixer. I want to swoop in and steer people from disastrous paths or step in and smooth the way when it is rocky. I want to make peace when those I love are fighting.
I've noticed that that has changed. Now I am more willing to step back or not try to step in and fix things.
I don't jump in to play peacemaker when two friends or family members are fighting. I let them work it out themselves.
Is it because I just don't have the energy to expend or maybe I am just the one who has grown up.
I can only hope that I can do this with my daughters as they grow and learn to make their own decisions. They need to grow just as I am still growing.
How has your persepective of the world or the people in your life changed since having children?