I can definitely relate to Langston Hughes’ poem Mother to Son because, “Life for me [truly] ain’t been no crystal stair.” In my twenty-seven years on this earth, I’ve been up, I’ve been down, I’ve had good times, and I’ve had some pretty tough times. In the last few years or so I’ve had no control over my biggest stressors. Yet, one thing I’ve learned is to keep pushing, and eventually life will get better. And even if life doesn’t get better, I adjust my attitude. Ultimately, I’ve been able to deal with what life throws at me.
Below lists the 7 ways I’ve fought to maintain a positive attitude in every area of my life. I am by no means an expert, but I have had a few major crises that have taught me a few things.