Confessions of an optimist

Yes, I am one of those ones… An optimist. I try to see the most positive outlook on life and make the most of each situation. I generally believe that there are good people in the world and they mean well.

However, I think people assume optimists live in ‘silver lining’ land and don’t consider the real aspects of life. Well, believe me, as an optimist, we do realise things can go horribly wrong and they have gone horribly wrong for me. But I simply just do not wait for the bad things to happen in life, which I know could happen but I have this hope that in the end things will work out for the best. When I think of the negative side of things I feel bad emotionally and physically. The bad thoughts eat me up inside and I can not bare to think of them anymore. For me, it’s better to think positive.

Although, in this world the things that are happening can not be put in a positive light and even the most optimistic optimist can not approach these situations with a positive attitude. But for me, I am realistic. I understand the crazy things that happen in our world, and realise there can not be a happy go lucky mentality to these events. However for my life, I am applying the optimistic, ever happy attitude to me, the individual, and my life. I see my glass half full for the most part.

As the saying goes, ‘Do you see the glass half empty, or half full?’.