It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Chapter 8, Page 14, Book 12
I have become my own version of an optimist. If I can't make it through one door, I'll go through another door--or I'll make a door. Something terrific will come no matter how dark the present
TERRIFIC 2's Tuesday!
Being an optimist does not mean that you are out of touch with reality, ignoring difficulties and obstacles and behaving in a naive way
Being an optimist means that you hope and expect events and plans to turn out well and that you look with a smile on the future.
An optimist sees and opportunity in every calamity; a pessimist sees a calamity in every opportunity
There are many things that make us feel good. There is comfort food, and comfortable clothing. I always feel better and am more positive when I'm comfortable. If I'm going to have a busy day, I know that the clothing I wear will make it easier to get my work done. I never have been a jean person. I wear them, but very often if I want comfort, I'll put on sweat pants instead. I've noticed that on dark dreary days I'll wear something bright and on hot sunny days I'll put on something like a light blue or some other pastel color.
Optimism is a style of thinking, not a permanent part of your character. So, just like you can change the style of clothes you wear, you can learn to change your style of thinking.
That is my 2 for this Tuesday: keeping comfortable and positive thinking.
(The pictures today are of 2 Ohio barns we spotted when we were out this past weekend. Even though there were a lot of dark clouds around, the sun was peeping out too.)