Friday, October 27, 2006

Eternal Optimist

Recently, a fellow message board writer told me that I'm an eternal optimist.   It was in relation to how I was responding to a poster on her particular situation, others seeing things so bleakly, and apparently I was holding out hope which I gathered glimpses of from the original poster (OP) on that thread.  The woman who called me the eternal optimist has posted with me for probably close to 3 years now, so she knows my style.

Yes, I suppose that is actually accurate in many ways:)   In here, I dump the angst, the worries, the oy Mondays and to-do lists, or whatever, cuz hey, sometimes I love Mondays.   Then, in theory, I've released the thoughts and prayers, and I can go on and stay trying to enjoy life, focus on the better blessings and such, for we are all so very very blessed even in our struggles.  

I'm fairly laid-back, hate discord, and know I need to prepare for the worst in case, but I do like to hope, and pray, for the best:)   M yesterday or so referred to me as "some nice lady."  She was concerned that if I help my father with Halloween this year, more children will come next year, as I'll have eased their fears.   Well, she's all excited, first year going over to a friends house, gathering with others, and it's not too far from my dad's, so what the heck.   It takes him a long time to get to the door.   I am sometimes referred to as the really nice lady, lol.   Hey, worst things can happen:)

"Imagine all the people living life in peace.  You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one.  Perhaps some day you'll join us, and the world will live as one."  -- John Lennon (for anyone who doesn't actually know that)

Besides, it's more fun this way sometimes, IMHO.   Accept how things come, but know, It's All Going to be Alright aka how Jewel sings not as if I usually like her stuff.   Decide to have it be a good day, and it is more likely to be one:)   Filling oneself up with negative stress, IMHO, is not healthy or productive.

This also means, I'd almost forgotten, that I'm NOT going anywhere, I am NOT going to let the two (or more) who aim to harrass me, keep me from writing in here, PUBLICALLY if I so feel like, as I rather like the community feel to the group of journalists here, "J-land" if you will.   Screw it.   Life's too short.  

Happy Friday, anyway.  


  1. i think it is great that you are an optimist..i wish i was. I am so pessimistic it is a wonder i can get out of bed in the morning. I love being around those who see the world as a happy place.
    lisa jo

  2. Ah, sometimes, I need to really MAKE myself see the happier, more joyful parts of the day, that can be hard, but I do try to believe the best in people.  -- Robin

  3. Depends on what side of the bed I got up on and whether the coffee kicked in as to whether I'm an optimist or pessimist. Don't you have times of both?