I was going to write a longer post today,

but things got in the way. Life is hard.

But I’m not going to sit around and wait for a solution to fall into my lap. That’s the least productive way of dealing with things. Optimism for me has nothing to do with smiles and distinguishing between fifty shades of green.

Optimism is knowing that life sucks and continuing on.

Never in spite of, but because of and for. Optimism is about having a locus of control right at my center of gravity. It’s about knowing that even when I’m not in control of anything I’m still in control of my actions and reactions and about being intentional about making those actions and reactions positive and constructive.

Frankly, it’s not all that hard of a definition.

I am an optimist, it does not seem to be much use being anything else

~Winston Churchill


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