Hidy ho, Journal!
I remember having a conversation once with my husband on optimism vs pessimism. After agreeing on the definitions, I asked him which he thought he tended to be...I still remember being surprised at his answer:
"I am a realistic optimist!"
I love that...he refused to be put in a box...and chose instead to be who HE wanted to be...a realistic optimist...
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Later I found this great quote that explained it perfectly:
"The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails."--William Arthur Ward
This is the way I want to be...aware of "facts", believing for a positive outcome, and have the courage and boldness to take ACTION, by making healthy choices that will help me sail on towards my dreams, passions and goals.
From Dr Phil's book: "Gain emotional closure...refuse to live with unfinished emotional business."
My verse for today: "Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way."
My quote for today: "Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence."--Helen Keller
Enjoy the Journey,