Stick with the optimists. It’s going to be tough enough even if they’re right. (James Reston, 20th century journalist)

The pessimist fears the worst. If things turn out that way, he can say he was right. If they don’t, he’s happy because things are better than he thought they would be. But even when the optimist is right, and things turn out well, they’re seldom perfect. Life still has its difficulties and trials. So, it’s best to have strength and hope rather than just our feelings of what might be.

In all your ways acknowledge [God], and he will make your paths straight (Proverbs 3:6).