Why do we often treat the ones we love the most, the worst of all? We all do it. Not on purpose of course, but you know when you've been having a rotten day and you come home with the weight of everything that went wrong and having to be polite to strangers, and then snap at your family? I've been wondering why we do it. Perhaps it's because we can let our guard down around our families and truly be ourselves, ugly emotions and all. We feel so comfortable around our loved ones that we can vent to them and subconsciously direct our frustrations at them. It's sad. One person's bad mood can definitely bring everyone else down. It's beyond ok to talk to your family about your feelings, but when it's to the point that your terrible mood is making someone you love feel that way too....I think it's time to take a step back and try, for the sake of everyone around you- the ones you love, to feel better. My boyfriend taught me that you can choose how you feel about things. I used to get so mad at him for telling me things like that. I thought it was impossible to choose your feelings....that they just happen, like a natural reaction. Feelings do happen quickly and automatically. But you can take those feelings and turn them around. You can see your problems in a more positive light if you try hard enough. It's not easy, but it brings you so much relief to dry those tears and soldier on with a new determination that you can feel good, and even excited about. Even the worst things can teach you valuable lessons, and make you a much smarter and stronger person. It kind of forces you to be a better person in a way....to persevere in spite of life throwing you lemons all the time. There is so much negative out there in the world. We need all the positivity we can get. I'm going to try to give myself (and my blog readers) a little more positive inspiration, because when you're naturally pessimistic like me (I like to call it being a realist- it sounds better).....you need it! We don't have to walk around with big cheesy grins on our faces, but when you let people know that you're feeling bad but it's not their fault, and that they shouldn't feel bad just because you're feeling bad........it's much better than un-purposefully dragging everybody down to the depths of your depressive mood. So cheer up buttercup! It's not as bad as you think.