In light of recent events, one might find it easy to get discouraged. However, like every dark and gloomy cloud, there is a silver lining – a glimmer of hope.
Now before you discount this as wishing thinking, I must disclose that I am a self-proclaimed optimist and I have real world experience in this since I made my decision to be an optimist at the age of twelve.
That’s right, optimism is a choice.
I’m also a realist and I don’t ignore the real, hard facts of life.
The difference for me is that I choose to view those real, hard facts in a way that allows me to make a decision with optimism.
Okay, so with all the bad things that happen in the world, how can you be optimistic about your life or the human race? Stay tuned, as I will attempt to distill my years of experience as an optimist into a blog post series.
Question: What is optimism to you? I’ll give you my definition forthcoming, but until then please comment below.