Do you admit to being an optimist?
Many of us are proud to claim optimism as one of our awesome affirmations. It’s not that we don’t see the clouds, or the darkness of life. We just believe that overall things are good, or at least there is good to be experienced and enjoyed.
Don’t think you’re an optimist? Not even a little? Do you go to bed each evening fulling expecting to wake up in the morning?Do you have a list, or an idea of activities for the next day?
You are an optimist. You believe the sun will come up again, you will wake up, and you will have the energy or “want-to” to accomplish some or all of the items on your list. You are an optimist.
Do you get in your car to travel to work, the store, a meeting, or a friend’s house? You believe your car will start when you put the key in and turn it. Sure, it always started in the past, but that’s no promise it will continue.
You are an optimist, you believe your car will start, and then move once it’s put in gear.
An optimist doesn’t have to be a Pollyanna, never seeing the darkness, or even believing it exists. There are people like that, I’m sure. However, for me, being an optimist means believing there will be sunshine and rainbows after the rain.
As an optimist I go to bed each night with a lengthy list of to-do items, not that I believe everything will be accomplished, but I will wake up and have a go at the list.
As an optimist I believe my car will start when I turn the key, and if it doesn’t, someone will soon have it running.
As an optimist, I believe people will band together and help those whose homes are destroyed by tornadoes, hurricanes, fire, or other disasters.
An optimist doesn’t believe the glass is half full. An optimist believes there is a glass, and it has a drinkable beverage in it.
For me, being an optimist means believing there is good in the world. How about you?
Are you an optimist?
What is the best optimistic thing that happened to you today?