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“The Optimist”

A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities and an optimist is one who makes opportunities of his difficulties. – Harry S. Truman  

Sower's seeds cover

The Optimist

            There is a story of identical twins. One was a hope-filled optimist. “Everything is coming up roses!” he would say. The other was a sad and hopeless pessimist. He thought that Murphy, as in Murphy’s Law. Was an optimist. The worried parents of the boys brought them to the local psychologist.

He suggested to the parents a plan to balance the twins’ personalities. “On their next birthday, put them in separate rooms to open their gifts. Give the pessimist the best toys you can afford, and give the optimist a box of manure.” The parents followed these instructions and carefully observed the results.

When they peeked in on the pessimist, they head him audibly complaining, “I don’t like the color of this computer…I’ll be this calculator will break…I don’t like this game…I know someone who’s got a bigger toy car than this…”

Tiptoeing across the corridor, the parents peeked in and saw their little optimist gleefully throwing the manure up in the air. He was giggling. “You can’t fool me! Where there’s this much manure, there’s gotta be a pony!”

 

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No Arms, No Legs, No Limits

Envision a man with no arms and no legs but a passion to live life unrelentingly.

Nick Vujicic the man who created a concept of “life without limbs” was born different. And yet, beyond the surface what resonates with me is not that he appears different, but rather he acts differently. You can sense it in the way he speaks that he lives each day different from you and I. After overcoming many personal obstacles, he found purpose in being a motivational speaker and showing people that with the right attitude anything is achievable.

We all fall short of perfect but what counts at the end of the day is how you face each day, how you feel when you get out of bed, how you motivate yourself and how you keep going.