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I've never been poor, only broke. Being poor is a frame of mind. Being broke is only a temporary situation.
Maybe the Fountain of Youth isn't a fountain at all. Maybe it's a way of looking at things. A way of thinking.
Set out each day believing in your dreams. Know without a doubt that you were made for amazing things.
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.
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?
Rachel Joy Scott
There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.
In spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart. I simply can't build up my hopes on a foundation consisting of confusion, misery and death.
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Personal Stories About ‘Optimism’
The Flower ArrangementSubmitted by Juruh Gagarin
One day, during our biology class our teacher conducted a flower arrangement competition. There were five groups who competed and the materials used are weeds, leaves and anything you can pick in the garden. The toughest thing about being the leader of group one is that we are not artistic and our vase is tall...
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,...
Best Friend And KyleSubmitted by AMI D.
Today, on this lazy Saturday, I am laying on my couch listening to music on Pandora when ‘Just a Picture’ by KYLE came on. I got super happy and yelled “Oh my gosh, KYLE!” This crazy moment of mine made me think of my best friend, Nayely. Since we both have this obsession with him. He’s is one of the greatest....
Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Optimism’
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...
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....
Pat SSubmitted by Mary Richardson
This is OPTIMISM Month at my high school. I listened to the national news this evening and my hero is the UT Women's Basketball coach, Pat Summit. She was recently diagnosed with early stage dementia at the young age of 59. She shines when it comes to this month's value. Her quote for today was, "It is what it is...
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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.