I am an optimist, happily so. I’ve been one my whole life, and expect to continue.
I feel fortunate and grateful that I tend to look on the sunny side, even when there’s nothing but clouds. If the glass looks empty, I have no doubt it’ll fill up again. This attitude has brought me many blessings and happy things, as well as more reasons to be optimistic.
Just because I choose optimism as my default setting, doesn’t mean I’m there all the time, not by a long shot. And it doesn’t mean I’m not afraid.
Some days I wake up and find it necessary to sweep and sculpt myself back into a happier shape, bit by bit. Some days I don’t go there at all, but, optimistically, I know I will again tomorrow, or the next day. In other words, my optimism takes work, consciousness, and lots of faith and trust. It doesn’t just happen without my participation.Read More