Remember how dorky Pollyanna could be, her and that lame little Glad Game she used to play? (I know, I'm just kidding, I totally loved that movie too but just hear me out.) I just want to say that Pollyanna has earned a little more respect from me - it's harder to be glad about crappy situations than you'd think.
Take for example the massive shopping trip I went on last week, trying to carefully select our groceries from Costco, noticing that prices on several of our staples had gone up, including the giant jug of popcorn. I loaded the groceries into the back of the car and headed to WinCo for phase two of the trip. I opened up the back hatch to grab a reusable bag (that's just the kind of responsible green shopper I am) when the plastic jug of popcorn launched itself out and exploded at my feet, leaving a mountain of kernals in the parking lot just under the van's tailpipe like some kind of automotive blow-out. I didn't feel glad. At all. But then I looked and realized that the jug still held over half of its measure of popcorn. And I tried to be glad, at least just a little. It's not easy. But I did it. I shall try to apply the Glad Game to other crappy situations sure to come my way.
Pollyanna, you rock.