I’m sitting in a Starbucks this morning doing some writing. There are two people sitting next to me lamenting EVERYTHING. It started as a conversation about how bad the economy is, and it has degenerated into a “negative fest” about all things related to life.

Our thinking, and our collective conversations about the current state of things can make a big difference in how things turn out. If we think it’s terrible, it is. If we believe “we’re toast,” we are. The way I view a situation determines a large part of its outcome.

I encourage you, in the midst of the difficulty, to remain (in your thinking, speaking and acting) amazingly hopeful about the future. It’s ours to create.