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I ain't never been poor--just broke. Being poor is a state of mind; whereas, being broke is just a temporary situation.
Every morning is a fresh beginning. Every day is the world made new. Today is a new day. Today is my world made new. I have lived all my life up to this moment, to come to this day. This moment...this day...is as good as any moment in all eternity. I shall make of this day...each moment of this day...a heaven on earth. This is my day of opportunity.
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.
A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities and an optimist is one who makes opportunities of his difficulties.
Harry S. Truman
There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.
Promise yourself to be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind. Look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true. Think only of the best, work only for the best, and expect only the best. Forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future. Give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others. Live in the faith that the whole world is on your side so long as you are true to the best that is in you!
Christian D. Larson
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Personal Stories About ‘Optimism’
Losing YouSubmitted by Adriana Alfaro
My aunt and I had a very special bond. I would always fly out to Mexico to visit my aunt whenever I was on vacation. She was a teacher and I would go with her to work to help her out with the students and even taught them some English. I enjoyed spending time with her and never would've imagined losing her. But...
By George, We Did It.Submitted by Johanna Duggar
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...
The GiftSubmitted by Anonymous
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...
Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Optimism’
Woodrow YSubmitted by
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....
Emma HSubmitted by Marcus Hamill
My grandmother is the one person that has been in my life on a daily basis, for what I can remember, around the age of about 12. She was there, but because my parents divorced when I was 3 years old, I only saw her every other weekend. I moved in with my dad when I was 12, and I found that having her presence in...
Mason MeragerSubmitted by Annmarie McMahill
Small and mighty. That’s how many describe twelve year old middle school student Mason from Wyoming. Mason is just like any other twelve year old boy… he likes to hang out with his friends, play hockey and baseball, travel and pick on his little sister. What makes him different from most other kids is that...
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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
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
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.