I’m not sure how someone becomes an optimist. Is it how you are nurtured in your formative years, or perhaps something you are gifted with at birth? Maybe it’s a conscious effort that is chosen from sheer determination and willed into being? However it happens, I can raise my hand and say that I am one who has been bitten by the optimist bug. Not only was I bitten, but I have enjoyed and reveled in the after effect in a most enthusiastic manner. Hello, my name is EJ and I am hopeless optimist.
The odd thing is that many people view an optimist as someone who is naïve about the world around them. While there are some things I do remain unacquainted with, I don’t consider myself to be out of touch with the world. I think that the people who look at a positive outlook in a negative way, are the same people who look at life with a negative expectation. I have made choice to try and find the silver linings. I think I get that from my mother. She showed me that looking at things to find a positive will tend to create a more pleasing outcome.
So what is all this leading up to? Just to say that with all the recent events that the news reporting machine of this world has chosen to spread out in front of us, do what you can in your daily life to take those many stories that are lemons on your tree of life and make some lemonade. Then grab a tall glass and don’t stop at half full, pour yourself a glass to the rim with tangy lemonade, find a nice shady spot, sit back and relax, and watch all the traffic zooming by, content in the knowledge that you have chosen to make some lemonade. Heaven knows it’s been hot enough to drink a few gallons of the stuff!
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