If we are expecting our life to be a good one, if we believe it will be filled with opportunities and cause for celebration, then we will notice those things and live so as to promote them. This will happen even without our conscious intent. If we believe that our life is a full of hardships and suffering, if we believe we have nothing, then that will be all that we find and experience, and we will create the circumstances that cause that to happen.
Life is a creative art. Expectations are often self-fulfilling. We cannot expect to win the lottery and then have it happen, that is not going to happen. If you can and do nurture a basic attitude toward living, and if you don’t take control of it, it will take control of you. We create our own reality. That is a fact of life. So let’s go out and make our reality a good one by putting out positive thoughts and actions. When bad thoughts start taking over, don’t let them win, think about the positives that you want to happen, smile, and see all the good come your way.