I remember when I decided to join the Optimist Club, as a way of getting involved in my community. Little did I now the impact it would have on me. Many times, we go through our days planning what we want for our lives and how it will be done. However, most times we forget that while working towards our goals, there will be setbacks. There will be the pessimism of others- even those who are close to you and this leads to a different outlook on life as we are deterred from the dreams we have.
It is always good to have reminders of optimisim and the impact it has as it allows for us to see the sunny side of things .
To be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.
To talk health, happiness and prosperity to every person you meet.
To make all your friends feel that there is something in them.
To look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true.
To think only of the best, to work only for the best, and to expect only the best.
To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own.
To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future.
To wear a cheerful countenance at all times and give every living creature you meet a smile.
To give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others.
To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear, and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.
Being an optimist doesn’t mean that you are a happy go lucky person; it means that you are able to look at the better side of whatever instance that you find yourself in and accept what the circumstances are. If it is something that can be fixed, you do it. If not, you learn as well that there are some things that you leave alone.
Optimist Candice Stewart said recently:
“I came to the realization today that optimism is not necessarily about being happy and chirpy and going with the flow against all odds.
Optimism is also about standing up for what you believe to be right and moral and true.
Point is… don’t think that being an optimist also includes smiling through crap that people throw at you or try to do to you. If you are able to stand up for what you believe in, then do so.”
Optimist Ellis Laing agreed and shared :
“Optimism is about being true, it is about being bold, about placing value on people n principles rather than expediency n profits”.
I agree with them both because at the end of the day life has its challenges. It can get really confusing at times and you wonder what is happening and even go as far as questioning your own existence. However, there is always that AHA! moment in which you have a breakthrough and things start to make sense again.
KEEP IT GOING…
Believe me when I say I have had and still have those moments when I can’t be bothered with the world, the new day or even getting out of bed. Yet everyday I try, if I don’t I’ll be stuck dreaming and contemplating my next move.This is why every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday I send a morning greeting to those persons in my Whatsapp contact. Why? Because we all need to have that one person who reminds us that we all have our problems, but life’s still worth living- you can still press on.