Too often we focus on all that's wrong in our lives. It can be overwhelming. Living life to its fullest with a positive outlook isn't a personality trait. It takes true grit, resilience, and determination. It is hard work. It is a mindset.
This may not seem like an educational blog post at first, but bear with me. Though educators are whom I originally intended this post for, it is not limited to them. I think the implications will become clear as you dig in deeper into the post, since that is where I swing the hammer of obviousness...hard. But don't duck the swings. Even though you will see it coming in plenty of time to duck, let it hit. Absorb the blow. Find the beauty.