look (at something) through rose-tinted glasses

look (at something) through rose-tinted glasses

To assume a generally optimistic and cheerful attitude (toward something); to focus on the positive aspects (of something). Primarily heard in US. I know nostalgia can be misleading, but I really look at my childhood through rose-tinted glasses. It seems like Mary only looks through rose-tinted glasses, like she's in incapable of dealing with the negative things in life!
See also: glass, look, through