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Personal Stories About ‘Optimism’

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    By George, We Did It.

    Sometimes, people tell me I'm weird. No one truly knows just how upset it makes me feel. I cry so much. But when I wake up, I look up at my ceiling, and a rush of happiness pumps through my veins... the "By George, we did it." poster is prominently staring down at me. I am so grateful to values.com for giving me...

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    Life Is Love

    Life, most people say, is fleeting. It flies right by us and we barely even notice until something horrible happens. My name is Bec and I am sixteen. August 3rd was the fourth anniversary of my mother's death. It all started on January sixth of 2004 when my mother was checked into the hospital. I was scared; a...

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    Mom

    When I was younger I watched my mom battle cancer. I saw the fight she put up. She was constantly struggling with exhaustion and the stressful side effects of chemotherapy. Even though she had to handle all this, my mom somehow kept a smile on her face the whole time. Her positive attitude and warrior's mentality...

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Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Optimism’

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    Deanna D

    My older sister was my hero. Dee was diagnosed with cancer in the year 2008. She'd been away from the family and living on her own. It's hard to think that it takes something so drastic to bring people back together. Dee struggled but she always stayed strong. Even in the worst conditions she never let go of...

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    Donald C

    My friend's grandfather, Donald C., is a man of great strength and courage. No matter what happens, he keeps moving forward with a positive outlook on life. He was recently diagnosed with stage four lung cancer and the whole family was devastated. Even though he does not have long to live, he still finds a way to...

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    Woodrow Y

    My uncle, Woodrow, has been my hero for many years now. He was a loving husband to my aunt Charlotte - they were still holding hands and eating ice cream cones together after more than 55 years of marriage. Woodie is a wonderful dad to his daughter, and has served as a surrogate dad to many, many of her friends....

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WE ALL NEED TO BE OPTIMISTIC AND FAITH FULL TO BE ABLE TO DEAL WITH THE CHALLENGES OF EVERY DAY
OLGA QUIROS, TUCSON AZ

u r doing a wonderful job..
Ayesha Belaal, Karachi Pakistan

dont worry, be happpay
JACK, AUSTRALIA

Good
Reji, Sydney

Life is full of Optimism, when life is up and down at the same time and you see that you like something and you can do it right. You find out in the same sport, or something fifteenth about it.
Emory, Georgia

Been a fan of your inspirational emails and website for about a year after seeing your TV commercials. Saw my first billboard in person today on Rt. 291 in Western, MA today and it made me smile! Thank you!!! :)
Joe, Barre, MA

I love this site. I wish it was a t v station so more people could be exposed. i'm glad that i investigated your ad. Thank You.
kevin, south carolina

"Keep trying, work hard and never give up"
Tony, New York

Me too I won't give up til the end! Thanks for that motivating
Song muna, Nairobi kenya

"Life is either a daring adveture...or it is nothing" Helen Keller
Skip, Huntress

Optimism never recognizes inposiblity in an opportunity but takes a step enthusiastically.
Frank olumide, Nigeria

U HAVE ME CRYING!!!
BEVERLY, BATON ROUGE, LA

IT'S GREAT!
RENE , PHILIPPINES

I have never been so inspired or motivated...this website keeps me driven and helps me in many aspects of my teenage life...''The pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity
Charmaine shadi Tlhapane, South Africa,Gauteng,Kelvin

This is my favorite quote. It is all about optimism... "The probabilities are awful, but the possibilities are marvelous." Joseph Allen Stein - Architect 1912-2001
Diane, California

Optimism feeds off self esteem. A positive attitude creates hope.
Jon, Arizona

'Gratitude' should be added to the value list. As a way of life, my spirit is renewed daily. Thanks
Betty SCOTT, ARK

"The Greatest", What a great comercial. I bookmarked your webpage and will check out the rest.
Jim Ewart, Vernon

Faith is the bird that feels the light when the dawn is still dark.
Sandi, Arizona