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Henry David Thoreau
No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new heaven to the horizon of the spirit.
Be careful what you water your dreams with. Water them with worry and fear and you will produce weeds that choke the life from your dream. Water them with optimism and solutions and you will cultivate success.
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
Sir Winston Churchill
...one of my motivating forces has been to recreate the world I know into a world I wish I could be in. Hence my optimism and happy endings.
There are those who look at things the way they are, and ask why... I dream of things that never were, and ask why not?
Robert F. Kennedy
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Personal Stories About ‘Optimism’
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...
My Issues Are NothingSubmitted by Chris L.
My name is Christopher, and for 10 years I've been a member of the children's service club called Optimist International. I will become the volunteer Governor of the Illinois District in October, and hope that my leadership will increase the Illinois membership. In July, Illinois Optimists spend a day at a...
Wearing A SmileSubmitted by Jared
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...
Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Optimism’
Deanna DSubmitted by Hannah
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...
Donald CSubmitted by Sasha Stefenko
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...
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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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
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.