As the story goes…
A set of parents, fearing their child too optimistic in all things, decided to take him to a doctor in the hopes the doctor could solve his eternal optimism. After a few moments with the boy, the doctor declared he could, indeed, cure him. He ushered the boy to a room in the back of his office-a room filled from ceiling to floor with horse manure. The little boy took one puzzled look the giant pile and then, excitedly, began to climb the mountain of manure and once at the top, began digging furiously, all the while smiling and laughing.
The doctor was flabbergasted.
“What are you doing?” he asked. “I brought you to a room filled with stinking manure and you are having a wonderful time…WHY?”
The little boy stopped digging, and with an ear-to-ear grin, said, “Well, I figure with all this horse manure, there’s got to be a pony in here somewhere!”
Perspective is everything. Now…go find YOUR pony today!