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Maybe the Fountain of Youth isn't a fountain at all. Maybe it's a way of looking at things. A way of thinking.
The essence of optimism is that it takes no account of the present, but it is a source of inspiration, of vitality and hope where others have resigned; it enables a man to hold his head high, to claim the future for himself and not to abandon it to his enemy.
Thanks for showing me that even on the darkest, rainiest days the sun is still there, just behind the clouds, waiting to shine again.
It is the formidable character of the species to routinely seek the improbable, the difficult, even the impossible, as a source of pleasure and self-justification. Who would try to write poems, or novels, or paint pictures unless he is an optimist?
I am fundamentally an optimist. Whether that comes from nature or nurture, I cannot say. Part of being optimistic is keeping one's head pointed toward the sun, one's feet moving forward. There were many dark moments when my faith in humanity was sorely tested, but I would not and could not give myself up to despair. That way lays defeat and death.
Life is unnecessarily long. Moments of insight, of fine personal relation, a smile, a glance -- what ample borrowers of eternity they are!
Ralph Waldo Emerson
If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.
Anthony J. D'Angelo
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Personal Stories About ‘Optimism’
"Roller Skates And Ice Skates"Submitted by judy
The word"optimism" means the best! After viewing a mini video about a 1923 roller skate adventure send to me by my niece, it brought back memories of the "optimism" and "the best of my family". In Superior , Wis . in the late 1950's and 1960's , my cousins and I didn't spend time with video games and stay inside...
Paying It ForwardSubmitted by Anonymous
One summer I was really having a tough time. My husband had left me, I was broke, and diagnosed with a serious medical condition. While I had a job, I was barely making ends meet and I didn't have enough to get the prescription I needed filled. I decided to attend a women's meeting and when we broke into...
Scout SpiritSubmitted by Anonymous
It was a cold Boy Scout Klondike weekend. The night before had been twenty degrees below zero and a lot of the troops didn't come out. Needless to say the ones that did come were moving around a lot to keep warm. There was a series of games and competitions to participate in including things like First Aid,...
Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Optimism’
Erna BSubmitted by Lara
My hero is my grandma. She has the unshaken ability to find the good in any person. She is an optimist when hell breaks loose and in any situation will do whatever she can to help a soul good or bad. There is not a dull day in her presence and is grateful for every second she lives, having grown up in Nazi...
Marin MSubmitted by
I personally don't know Marin, but I know of Marin through her journal on her website. She was diagnosed with brain cancer in February 2005 and, at 12 years old, she has shown remarkable resilience, strength, and a positive attitude. She was a member of the Swim Atlanta Swim Team and I heard about her through...
Bucky FullerSubmitted by David McCord
Unfortunately, Bucky Fuller is no longer with us. But nevertheless, he is my hero. He set out to see what one man could do to make the world a better place, and over his 80+ years on "Spaceship Earth" he DID make the world a better place, and offered everyone a blueprint so we could all carry on his work....
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OLGA QUIROS, TUCSON AZ
u r doing a wonderful job..
Ayesha Belaal, Karachi Pakistan
dont worry, be happpay
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.
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
Optimism never recognizes inposiblity in an opportunity but takes a step enthusiastically.
Frank olumide, Nigeria
U HAVE ME CRYING!!!
BEVERLY, BATON ROUGE, LA
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
Optimism feeds off self esteem. A positive attitude creates hope.
'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.