I Am An Optimist

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    The Optimist Creed

    The following version, without the title "The Optimist Creed," is quoted from Science of Mind 71 (June 1998): 50. Promise Yourself To be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind. To talk health, happiness, and prosperity to every person you meet. To...
    RavenLee RavenLee
    46-50, F
    5 Responses Aug 5, 2008

    Beautiful things happen in your life

    when you separate yourself from negativity. If you had a friend that spoke to you the same way you speak to yourself sometimes, how long would you allow that person to be your friend?
    rchkb rchkb
    31-35, M
    1 Response Oct 27, 2014

    Optimists believe that their own actions result

    in positive things happening, that they are responsible for their own happiness, and that they can expect more good things to happen in the future. Optimists don’t blame themselves when bad things happen. They view bad events as results of something outside of themselves. I...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Jun 12, 2015

    I'm block happy.. My happiness in blocking is

    as follows: If you have a rude, condescending, vile, abusive and gross mind and post things as such.. Then I will be happy to block you. Also if someone is dense or annoying eg: posting redundant moronic questions.. They will also join my list.. Included but not limited to...
    PastelLime PastelLime
    31-35
    Aug 28, 2015

    ,,Have you got any spare vacancies next week

    please. my eyes are getting really bad.
    No4skin49 No4skin49
    56-60, M
    Aug 28, 2015

    I am the type of person

    that doesn't get angry much. So there are people coming and leaving your life. Some hurt us. My believe is that they don't usually do it knowingly. And even if they do, I remove myself from their presence as fast as possible and move. Sometimes is very hard and scary. But once...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jan 2

    Looking For The Rainbows

    Are you a person that walks in the rain or do you choose to run inside and hide from it?  I am a person that chooses to celebrate the rain.  Where someone may only see cold and dreary, I see warmth and cleansing.  When others only see the darkness of night I am focusing on the...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm
    41-45, F
    1 Response Mar 7, 2011

    Yep That's Me

    Because the opposite is so depressing!!
    loopnscc loopnscc
    46-50, M
    1 Response Nov 18, 2011

    i like to think i am anyway.

    my mum once said this to me "winnie the pooh and piglet were walking through the 100 acre woods. then piglet said to pooh 'pooh what if one of those trees was to fall? it could squash us aren't you worried they might fall?' pooh thought about it for a little while and then...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Aug 20, 2014

    Fingers Crossed...................

    We..(England) need a win tonight...so I don't care what you were planning on doing....at 8.45 CET (Central European Time) you are all going to send positive vibes to the England Football team..Grizz, my Euro 2012 "expert" has predicted a 3 - 1 win to England...since he is on a...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    5 Responses Jun 15, 2012

    You better believe it!

    There is much more to this life than what people perceive it to be.
    Flowerpower5678 Flowerpower5678
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jun 15, 2015

    Life was never easy for me.

    Born in a middle class orthodox family environment. I tried and tried harder to achieve my dreams although my parents never supported me. The only thing they supported is by giving me food,clothing,shelter and education. Mentally and emotionally I was alone. I always tend to...
    LOACoach2015 LOACoach2015
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jun 2, 2014
    loonylynx loonylynx
    13-15, F
    Sep 15, 2014

    But it doesn't take a rocket scientist to

    figure out that I haven't reached the tallest hump on this roller coaster. Don't mind me as I climb up into your cart.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Nov 11, 2014

    So instead of seeing the glass half full

    or empty.. Do you see the sky partly cloudy or partly sunny?
    DoorMattress DoorMattress
    13-15, M
    Oct 8, 2015

    I am optimistic that my son will be able to

    explain to me why he took money out of my wallet this evening without asking. Because if he can't I just don't know what to do with him.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jun 12, 2015

    I hope for good in my life

    and every others life. See the bright side of things! You'll enjoy life.
    111rosy560 111rosy560
    13-15, F
    Aug 31, 2015

    My Walk Into The Sun

    Day 1: I wake up at the sound of my alarm,I reach out to press the snooze button but the phone slips and falls down.****! That's how my day started.I drag my bottom to the bathroom and wash my face.As I look in the mirror I realize I have a new pimple on my not so pretty face.I...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Apr 8, 2012

    Don't Worry About Me !

    You shout it out ,              But I can't hear a word you say I'm criticized but all your bullets ricochet You shoot me down, but I get up  I'm bulletproof, nothing to lose Fire away Fire away ......Ricochet, you take aim....Fire away, Fire away...You shoot me...
    magnumbunny magnumbunny
    36-40, M
    Oct 10, 2013

    I am an optimist or so I thought I was.

    Is it wrong that I have come to accept the fact that nothing really matters anymore? We live in a comic book world surrounded and consumed by social media. Individual needs outweighing the reality of the chaos that is being caused by the "me...me...me" mentality. There's no...
    magnumbunny magnumbunny
    36-40, M
    2 Responses Sep 28, 2015
    cashetty69 cashetty69
    51-55, M
    Aug 23, 2015

    I really am an optimist.

    ...but what the heck is going on in the world!!....we need a reality check!!!
    magnumbunny magnumbunny
    36-40, M
    1 Response Feb 17, 2015

    Pickle Suckers Will Never Make It Better

    "No misfortune is so bad that whining about it won't make it worse" - Jeffrey R. Holland The world is full a problems, very big and very nasty problems but only the optimists can make it a better place.  I'm a realist, I accept and embrace reality but I have a...
    DesertTruth DesertTruth
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Aug 27, 2007

    Happiness Is Right Around That Corner!

    I don't know why I am an optimist, its not like I haven't been through some crappy stuff in my life, trust me, I have. Just because one endures some hardship doesn't mean that they have to have a crappy outlook on life. I may not be in the best of moods all the time but it is...
    daydreamer101 daydreamer101
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Feb 25, 2007

    You may have had a negative past

    but that doesn't mean you have to have a negative future. Leave it behind and stay positive. A positive mind will give you a positive life. "Having a soft heart in a cruel world is courage, not weakness." -the optimums revolution
    haayk haayk
    18-21, F
    Sep 14, 2014

    Uuuugh can I just fast forward to

    when I'm done with grad school, and I have a banging career that I love, with a hubby and a puppy? All this stuff in the middle is getting me caught up. The struggle is real but I must keep my eyes on the prize
    littlemissdazed littlemissdazed
    22-25, F
    Oct 15, 2015

    I get negative every

    so often but I just cannot stay that way for very long. The future is filled with new opportunities...if they aren't exactly what you are hoping for they will still lead you down the path toward the future.
    TKD1 TKD1
    51-55, F
    1 Response Mar 31, 2014

    It's Not Always Easy

    I haven't always been, I used to be more of a pessimist, and then I was more of a realist. But, then I wasn't really happy, I was actually really miserable. So I made it a point to try to look at things from a different perspective, so far it's worked. I am happier and I feel...
    DelightfulBabe08 DelightfulBabe08
    26-30
    9 Responses Sep 22, 2008

    Heh, people usually find my optimism

    and cheerfulness shocking. Especially those who know about my home life and such. D: I heard/know of people with similar backgrounds who are either so depressed, angry, mean, and pessimistic and I'm over hear happy, friendly, and optimistic. I honestly don't know why, I guess I...
    MichaelMyers1 MichaelMyers1
    18-21, M
    1 Response Dec 10, 2014

    I know rough times won't last forever

    but geez sometimes it's all I can think about. I'm working a crappy job, I live with my mom and sometimes it's really rough. But on the bright side, I just graduated from college this Spring, I'm applying to grad school and as long I study hard for my GRE I have a pretty good...
    littlemissdazed littlemissdazed
    22-25, F
    Oct 12, 2015
    cashetty69 cashetty69
    51-55, M
    Aug 23, 2015

    even those who are gone are with us

    as we go on, we are ONE FAMILY on planet earth :)
    LittleCreates LittleCreates
    26-30, M
    Oct 14, 2014

    I Can't Afford to Not Be Optimistic - Too Expensive

    It is the only way to true anarchy. I do not consider myself to be overly-optimistic. I am not always reckless. Some people would say, actually, that I could afford to be more optimistic. I have toyed with joining the optimistic realist category, but I just don't see the point...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Dec 12, 2007

    A guarded optimist that is.

    The glass is 1/4 full.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Jun 20, 2015

    Imagine all the people.

    .. Living life in peace... You. May say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope some day you'll join us & the world will live as one.
    Spidey0 Spidey0
    31-35, M
    Aug 23, 2015

    I am a optimist. Sure a optimist with

    depression issues and suicidal tendencies but a optimist all the same
    JackisMe JackisMe
    41-45, M
    Nov 14, 2014

    I am Walking on water.

    In the bible in Matthew 14: 29 & 30 Peter was walking on water. I am in a difficult situation in my life. I have a great opposition I must face. I have to walk on water too. It takes faith to do this. I mention earlier Now Faith! Is the substance of things hoped for. It takes...
    Babeondwy Babeondwy
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Dec 5, 2013

    Today i m feeling deeply depressed.

    ....my father and other family called me a looser.....although u all even dont know that i have struggled hard for my studies ....even stood late night regularly in last 4 years but......
    awlaa awlaa
    18-21, M
    Aug 23, 2015

    A man with no vision

    for his future will always return to his past.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Sep 5, 2015

    We live in a harsh world.

    We are surrounded by hatred, grief, fear and greed. But, being optimistic helps me to see all the wonderful things that keep balance in our world. I advise you to join the wave of positivity. To spread joy, love and inspiration to people around you. It can only make you feel...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Nov 30, 2015

    Because people don't necessarily want to be

    happy, they want to be agreed with. I was watching the televangelist Joyce Meyer with my girlfriend a few weeks ago when she said something to that effect. And it's totally true. People don't like you killing their bad mood anymore than they like you killing their good mood...
    ArtieParty39 ArtieParty39
    18-21, M
    Aug 19, 2015

    Sometimes I'd be doing something simple like

    lying in bed or getting food from the fridge, and I'd suddenly have a huge appreciation for life.
    almaera almaera
    18-21, F
    Jul 4, 2014

    Optomism Can Change the World

    Ever hear the saying that a smile goes a long way? or that you can make a big difference doing something very small? Well, I've had an expiraince like that to share. I'm generally an optomistic, outgoing, stand up for the little guy, kinda person. In middle school one time, there...
    Pheonix Pheonix
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Mar 15, 2007

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    Pyrodis Pyrodis
    18-21, M
    Apr 21
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    36-40, M
    2 Responses Apr 17
    I received my B.A degree two years ago, I was a good student, my parents didn't have to pay a lot of money for me to finish college, I had a lot of friends, happy relationship, etc...
    MinaAM MinaAM
    22-25, F
    Apr 15
    Let's try this again since a certain lady of the night tried to delete this the first time through and I've dulled it all down When Ep Is Gone To follow up (not that anyone is...
    faintking faintking
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    1 Response Apr 14
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    Just1n Just1n
    22-25, M
    Apr 12
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    SuperDuperCoolGirl SuperDuperCoolGirl
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Apr 11
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    sensualbeauty1 sensualbeauty1
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Apr 10
    My 8 friends: different personalities whom I was just beginning to get to know...I love them all. petey, you were Solegne's first friend. Take all the time to heal, my dear. One...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Apr 10
    Let's have a black celebration Black celebration Tonight To celebrate the fact That we've seen the back Of another black day I look to you How you carry on When all hope is gone...
    TheRealWelllaugh TheRealWelllaugh
    36-40, F
    Apr 10
    Out of 5 nights I managed to sleep before 1 am 4 times with 3 times before 12:30. This is a good start. I shall keep doing this and finally be able to be a morning person and have...
    ChannelingTruth ChannelingTruth
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Apr 7
    I loved him. But I hated him once. Now I love him again. What if that event did not happen? What if he were always the same kind father? Would I have become who I am today? I don...
    dreamhigh23 dreamhigh23
    18-21, F
    Apr 7
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    YellNicc YellNicc
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 6
    have you ever been to the bar of broken dreams surrounded by the ones with fckng broken hearts how can you understand and feel their pain when you're lucky enough not to have a...
    anotherclone anotherclone
    31-35, M
    1 Response Apr 6
    2016-04-05 State of the Starz "How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard." I'm not super into quotes but one of my oldest dearest friends had posted this...
    S74rxed S74rxed
    36-40, F
    Apr 5
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    spudmat spudmat
    13-15, M
    3 Responses Apr 3
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