Monday, January 25, 2010

Cynicism.

I find it difficult, especially in this day and age, and in my life particularily, to always have an optimistic attitude about things, and people.  However, this past Friday night, as I was watching Conan O'Brien's final episode of The Tonight Show, he said something that really stuck in my head.  And it went something like this:
"To all the people watching, I can never ever thank you enough for the kindness to me, I'll think about it for the rest of my life. All I ask is one thing, and this is.. I'm asking this particularily of young people that watch: Please do not be cynical. I hate cynicism - for the record it's my least favorite quality, it doesn't lead anywhere. Nobody in life gets exactly what they thought they were going to get. But if you work really hard and you're kind, amazing things will happen. I'm telling you, amazing things will happen."
He's right.  I need to stop worrying so much about what I DON'T have and focus on all that I do. Easier said than done.  But, I need to remind myself that I'm beyond fortunate in this crazy, messed up world and even though I've been let down a lot recently, I have to remember to keep my head up, keep working hard, and let the good things happen when they happen.

 



PS: Happy Monday Lovers!!!

PPS: Thank you California for sending us your yucky/rainy/windy situation. ;)

6 comments:

  1. Good for you Kate. You sound better. Most of us never get all of what we want but I've sure met a ton of people who make me grateful for what I have. The glass can be half full if you choose to look at it that way.

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