IF THINGS ARE WELL, LET THEM GET BETTER

A friend ofmine worries that things in her life are going so well, something is bound to happen to bring an end to her happiness. Too often we have a subtle pessimism inside that says to us things can't continue to go well— we might as well plan on failure and disillusion. This attitude is based on our fear of disappointment. If something in our life should go wrong, we can always say to ourselves: see, I told you so. Yet our everyday life is really a total act of faith and trust in the order of the universe. Our everyday life is filled with positive expectations. We don't expect to fall off the earth into space— we expect gravity to keep us centered and firm as we move through our days. Likewise when things are going well for us, let's expect them to become even better.