… optimist. ‘Each day, hope anew’.
A friend sent us this ‘Angel of Hope’ when we were having a difficult time earlier in the year.
It reminded me of a quote that has become a bit of a mantra for me over the years.
”When the World says
‘try it one more time’.
I’m a sunny-side-up kind of girl but in times past my optimism has been left in tatters by holding on to painful past experiences and worrying intensely that my worst fears would become a reality at some point in the future.
On reflection, I suspect I cultivated a habit of seeing the good in all things simply to make the world a less frightening place! Who knows how and why we develop certain personality traits? All I know is that being optimistic and cheery makes my life more enjoyable, helps me to create the future I want and not the one I fear and impacts more positively on those around me.
”It’s not the load that breaks you down: it’s the way you carry it” – Lena Horne
(my other A-Z challenge posts are here)
© Angel of Hope by Demdaco.
Hands image with thanks to D Sharon Pruitt (many more fab free pictures here)