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Optimism is the foundation of courage.

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Personal Stories About ‘Optimism’

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    Hopeful, Inspiring Camellias

    Hopeful, Inspiring Camellias by Debbie Porter As an academic tutor, I try not to compare my students with one other. After all, every person is unique in their experience and learning style. But when thinking about how hard they work to succeed in their studies, I found an iconic correlation in...

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    The Gift

    Rose-colored glasses get a bad name. Whenever I hear someone accused of having rose-colored glasses it usually means they are unrealistically optimistic or ignoring reality. Maybe. But I believe everyone needs a pair of rose-colored glasses. When I was young I got a pair from my brothers, who are my heroes. The...

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    Wearing A Smile

    A few years ago I lost my buddy Jack to cancer... Wait, wait before you get all sad there's more to the story! Jack knew me since the first breath I took on this earth. He was always in my life in some aspect or another. When he first got sick, I was mad. I didn't understand how this could happen to a guy...

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Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Optimism’

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    Pat S

    This is OPTIMISM Month at my high school. I listened to the national news this evening and my hero is the UT Women's Basketball coach, Pat Summit. She was recently diagnosed with early stage dementia at the young age of 59. She shines when it comes to this month's value. Her quote for today was, "It is what it is...

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    Sam K

    Sam, my little brother, was adopted. When we picked him up, mum and dad knew that he was delayed. He has Autism. Sometimes he's a pest, but he always has this huge smile on his face. (well, most of the time) And he always thinks that the best is going to happen. He'll always believe in Santa, the Easter Bunny and...

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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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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

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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