Why are we always afraid of the worst instead of anticipating the best?
I thought, what a fantastic question! Whether you are not feeling well and jump to the worst possible conclusion (like the multiple bruises on my legs and arms mean I have leukemia), or your continued job search and lack of job mean you will NEVER find anything, or your friend canceling your plans for the third time means they no longer want to be friend, there is a situation where you are afraid of the worst.
But while you are afraid you are missing out on the anticipation of something great. Something exciting. Sometimes the anticipation can be one of the best parts! So maybe you just bruise more easily than most. Maybe the perfect job is right around the corner. Maybe your friend has a lot on their plate and they know that because you are such good friends you are the thing they can reschedule.
My continued job search is allowing me to put my time into other things which I am enjoying. I am able to be a leader for the High School Youth Group at my church. I was able to run a day camp for two weeks this summer. I am able to help plan youth activities at church. My parents are being kind enough to renovate their basement to add a bedroom and bathroom for me to use while I continue my job search (saving money is a major plus!).
There is light in every dark room. A ray of sun through the fog. A flower growing through a crack of a dark sidewalk. Hope through the worries. Faith through the doubting. A sunrise through a dark night. A sunset at the end of a long day.
So enjoy the day. Look for the rays of light. And remember little things can wait. The sunset won't.