Looking for the Bright Side

I announced last week that this is the Week of Optimism at Swamp Gas and Moonlit Reflections.  I underestimated just how tough it is to be optimistic during this period in my life.  I know that I will be working before long, or at least have a better source of income soon.  I know that economic situation will get straightened out and we will all be back to taking for granted everything we have.  I know that the foreclosures will slow down, fewer people will lose their homes and vacant houses will start selling again.  I know, it doesn't sound like optimism on the surface, but it is and it's infused with a dose of realism.  I'm not the sunshine and lollipops type of optimist, but a glass-half-full realist.  The problems that we see today are going to get fixed, we will be back to something that resembles normalcy and it soon this will just be a clue on Jeopardy in the near future.  I just hope that we learn from the mistakes of our past and can avoid anything like this in the future.  I am looking forward to the end of this period and I know it will end.