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Optimism is the foundation of courage.

Nicholas Murray Butler

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Personal Stories About ‘Optimism’

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    Joy In Everyday Life

    My name is Drew. I just happen to be a female who, as my parent's 5th child, was the destined one to be named after a great uncle :) I am 53 years old, married and the mother of an 18 year old daughter. I love the Lord, my family, friends, and am a free spirit. Four years ago following the deaths of my...

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    Making The Best Of What You've Been Dealt

    As a young child my Aunt Jane has always been a hero of mine. She grew up in a poor household with my father and 4 other children who were raised by my widowed grandmother. Jane was married and raised 2 boys named Devin and Darin. After her divorce from Devin and Darin’s father, she married a man named Mark who...

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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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Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Optimism’

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    Marin M

    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...

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    Jonna S

    My hero is my grandmother. She has always made it a point to value what you have. To value the fact that we are blessed--we may not be "rich" but yet we are--we have family and good friends plus things many do not. She taught us that hate is pointless, there is no time in life for it. She has always made a point...

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    Connie G

    My Grandma, Connie, is just amazing. Even though she has MS, she always looks at the bright side of things and makes everyone around her hopeful. My grandma always lifts my spirits and something about her makes me want to give SO much of myself everyday. She has never let anything get her down. I just wanted 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

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