An experiential lab experiment today on living the life of an optimist

“Most of us miss out on life’s big prizes.
The Pulitzer
The Heisman.
But we’re all eligible for life’s small pleasures.
A pat on the back.
A kiss behind the ear.
A four pound bass.
A full moon.
An empty parking space.
A crackling fire.
A great meal.
A glorious sunset.
Enjoy life’s tiny delights.
There are plenty for all of us.”
–Source unknown

Bride with a tickled funny bone 🙂
 I just finished reading Barbara Johnson’s book, “Splashes of Joy in the Cesspools of Life”.  I typed out some of the thoughts on optimism/pessimism that she had in her book.  The authors of the quotes themselves are unknown.
“An optimist looks at an oyster
and expects to find a pearl.
A pessimist looks at an oyster
and expects ptomaine poisoning.”
“A pessimist is someone who feels bad
when she feels good
for fear she will feel worse
when she feels better”
“Life is easier than you think.
All you have to do is:
accept the impossible,
do without the indispensable,
be able to smile at anything”
“A pessimist has no starter,
an optimist has no brakes.”
“In the long run, pessimists may be proven right,
but the optimist has a better time on the trip.”
(Q) Paula, which attitude will you choose to embrace today? 
 (A)   I am going to try an experiment.   I am going to make a concerted effort to try to live the  life of an optimist today.  Anybody want to join me and share how it goes?

Lord, every single good gift comes from You…

(From James 1:7)   One Thousand Gifts
359. With God’s help I can and will choose to embrace a positive, optimistic attitude today.  I serve the God of ALL hope!

360. He gives me abundant joy in the morning and sweet, gentle peace in the evening

361. Thank You Lord for strengthening me with all power according to Your glorious might so that I may experience great endurance and patience, and give joyful thanks to my Father, who has qualified me to share in the inheritance of his holy people in the kingdom of light.  He has rescued me  from the dominion of darkness and brought me into the kingdom of the Son he loves, in whom I have redemption, the forgiveness of my sins. ( Col 1:11-13)

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