There is a child in my house for whom the glass is always half full. It is very emotionally draining living with someone that is incapable of finding joy. My challenge is finding a way not to let his perception of events affect my experience. Easier said than done. We have a vacation coming up to Colorado this Summer. As I anticipate the adventure, my enthusiasm is dampened by the knowledge that nothing we do or say will be embraced. If there is something to be found wrong with a situation, he will find it. Can children use positive affirmations to reframe their perceptions and feelings about events? As an adult it is easier to find the negative in a situation than the positive. I may have to settle for using affirmations to reframe my response to his negativity. In the end I can only control my own thoughts and feelings.