I saw this picture and thought of how true it is!
What affects us is what we ALLOW to affect us. When I was making the DVD of the message for work one Monday, the speaker, who was not the regular Pastor said,
"Life is 10% of what happens to you, and 90% of how you react."
Think about that for a minute.
I believe that statement is true. The "world" and the mindset of it is not always going to be positive and good. We have magazines showing us very skinny women telling us that is the "perfect look". We have pornography telling us that sex is not special and that it needs to be kinky to be enjoyed. We have romance movies and books that women watch and read telling them how their husband is not "romancing" them any more.
I know I say this a lot, but it is so true. Bad things happen to good people. It's a part of life.
How we REACT to those bad things is the difference.
If we do not allow that negative to get in us, then we will stay afloat.
Of course, as Christians, we should also keep our eyes focused on Jesus. He is our lifeguard after all. I mean, come on, He walks on water and stuff. LOL
All kidding aside... the key in life is to stay positive. Look for the good in situations and people.
I can see how it is easy to be hurt and become negative over time.
However, I think you should fight it!
Keep God's promises close to your heart and know that you are not alone.