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Optimism is the foundation of courage.

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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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    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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    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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Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Optimism’

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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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    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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    Deron B

    I'd like to tell you about a gentleman who had a vision. He works for a recycling company in Tucson, Arizona which puts people back to work. In his job, he saw more and more good, still useful items ending up in the landfills. He started offering these items to non-profit groups in the area for use in their...

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LISTENING
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LOVE
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IMAGINE
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UNITY
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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