Happy New Year Radioman
I have been enjoying your RR on a daily basis and find inspiration in both your adventure and your outlook on life.
I have met several people over the years who seem to be habitual gripers. Not matter what their station in life, they still manage to see the bad.
I have known some of these types who travel all around the world trying to find that perfect place to settle down. Trouble is, they are just trying to run away from there problems and their problems are themselves. Gives new meaning to "No matter where you go, there you are".
I can easily slip in to that negative mood too but I remind myself to fill my head and heart with gratitude so there is no room for negative thoughts.
You seem to be able to do it naturally or you have worked at it to the point of habit.
Good on you, Sir.