Lately I've been having an issue with what runs deeper. An old Cherokee legend about two wolves that battle inside a person has been ringing in my ears. One wolf represents all the negative aspects of one's self. Arrogance, resentment, apathy, anger, sorrow regret. The other wolf represents joy, love, hope, and peace. The answer to which wolf wins is simply, "the one you feed."
I know I'm supposed to feed the second wolf. The wolf made out of everything optimistic the emotional spectrum has to offer. However I know the majority of the time, I end up giving the left overs to the first wolf. It's a lot easier to tap into the former. For the sake of the article we'll call the first wolf Time, and the second Patience.
I tap into Time when I wake up in the morning after a bad's night sleep. Sleeping doesn't really come as natural anymore, my sleep schedule is usually only 5-6 hours a night.
However in those same few minutes I see Patience in the form of my cat. Eagerly sleeping on my head, or on a piece of furniture waiting to be fed. His meowing fills up my otherwise quiet room.
A bad day at work could easily be Time, but a customer brightening up my day could be Patience.
Likewise with checking my bank account or what bills I don't have to or have to pay.
I believe finding a balance is important within yourself. There are going to be some days where you find yourself giving into one side more than the other. I believe the trick is to make sure there are more good days than bad, but don't be discouraged if you have more bad days.