Oh no! What's that? A black panther? A Jaguar?
Oh. Just Dexter.
Like my girl Daisy here, I sometimes tend to be blinded by "worst case scenarios." Do you do this - think about the worst way a situation might work out, and then just hope/pray/beg it doesn't end up that bad?
I dated a guy once, who's motto was "expect the worst, but hope for the best."
I don't think I like "expecting the worst."
I used to get a lot of flack as a kid for being "a dreamer" or "starry eyed." I always saw the good in people and situations first. Sure, I got slammed a time or two, but I was a pretty optimistic kid regardless. Somewhere along the way though, I lost that. And I'm trying to find it again.
I want to think the best about people first. I want to be optimistic going into situations, insteading of merely hoping nothing goes wrong. I want to expect the best, and then perhaps (like a good little girl guide/scout) "be prepared" with a few emergency items in case things go bad.
I'd like to get that child-like optimism back. To joyfully go out into the world, expecting the best the world has to offer. It just seems like a better way to live.