January 23, 2013


Rose colored glasses.  

wear them.  They fit me.  They keep me safe.  Um well.  They keep me happy.  Well.  Happier then pessimists.  Maybe.  How

about motivated?  Yes.  Motivated.  Click for facts.  I am optimistic and pessimistic.  Everyone is.  It can be a choice.  What!  Yes.  My choice.  I can try.  I can give up.  It is up to me. Optimists approach negative events. They feel motivated to solve problems.  Pessimists avoid negative events.  They feel helpless to solve problems.  Approach vs Avoid.  Hmm?  Think deep.  When I feel pessimistic I tend to think bad things ALWAYS happen. The BIG kind of bad.  I tell myself, "Why try?".  It won't work, won't last, won't help, can't be done. It is my fault.  In my mind things will never change.  WHEN am flying high with optimism I think bad things happen, SOMETiMES.  I tell myself, "I can do this".  Things will work out, it will last, it will help, it can be done.  In my mind things will get better.  I am motivated.  I see responsibility.  I can learn.  I want to do different.  Click Learned Optimism.


  1. Great post! Thanks for sharing the link:) I can't wait to delve into it and find some inspiration.
    I've been looking for some resources in optimism. You are an answer to prayer Kandee:)

  2. I am so glad that something I have posted is answering a prayer. That is my prayer so I truly appreciate you taking the time to let me know. Thank you. Kandee

  3. I had a sock monkey as a kid! My favorite ever! Haha. I've always thought I need to know what's in the glass before I decide whether I want it to be half full or half empty. I DO love your optimism, Kandee! So I check here every day for a little boost.


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