Wednesday, April 28, 2010

A word to live your life by...

OPTIMISM.

-noun
1. a disposition or tendency to look on the more favorable side of events or conditions and to expect the most favorable outcome.
2. the belief that good ultimately predominates over evil in the world.
3. the belief that goodness pervades reality.
4. the doctrine that the existing world is the best of all possible worlds.

I am a very optimistic person by nature and have been asked many times by many different people why that is so. I tell them all the same thing.

I am optimistic because I choose to be.

And before you either laugh, "suck your teeth", roll your eyes and/or groan at that statement, hear me out. (and yes, I've been on the receiving end of any and all of those responses)

Optimism is an individual choice that is available to each and every one of us, no matter our personal "stature" in life.

You can choose to let life's trials and tribulations get you down, or you can choose not to. It really is up to you.

If you look hard enough with pessimism, you will be able to find the negative side to any situation. But if you look hard enough with optimism, well... you'll not only find the positive side, you will also go much further in life and achieve a greater happiness.

You may not be aware of this, but people are attracted to you by your energy and you actually get back what you put out. If you surround yourself with negative thoughts and negative energy, you will only attract negative people and negative situations.

The same holds true for the positive.

Ask yourself this:

Would you rather spend time with someone who is positive and happy all of the time, or would your prefer the company of someone who incessantly bitches about how shitty their life is?

Or ask yourself this:

Would you rather be optimistic and wrong some of the time, or pessimistic and right all of the time?

And, wow... ask yourself this:

Is it just me or is this post filled with cli-fucking-ches?

*laughs*

Ah, well, at least the cliches are positive!

xo

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