life, travel

I Have an Honesty Problem

No, it’s not what you think. I’m not a liar. It’s just that I thought honesty meant virtue. I’ve recently realized that I’m too honest, because telling the truth isn’t always flattering or pretty.

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life, philosophy, thoughts

Optimists Beware!

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I usually don’t post a blog on Tuesdays, nor do I like to write over 500 words (this is 568), but I heard something on the radio yesterday that had my thoughts whirling. I was on my way to a doctor’s appointment, when a filler-news-story reported on the latest research study.

 Pessimists Live Longer and Healthier Lives! 

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life, philosophy

You Can Always Start Over

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I tend to lean toward pessimism, so I try to catch myself and retrain the brain to be optimistic. I’m not always successful, but that’s okay, I’ll do better next time. See, that’s an optimistic attitude.

So, one day last week, when something went wrong in my morning, my mind immediately thought about Murphy’s Law.
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Optimist or Realist?

For a long time, as a teenager and into my twenties, I tended to look at the glass half-empty. I was aware of this attitude, but wasn’t quite sure how to change it. 

I met my husband in my early twenties. His entire family’s optimism blew me away. I wanted some of that sweet, positive-attitude nectar, and I drank it. I loved spending time with them. I thought, this must be the way to change my outlook … surround myself with positive people! Continue reading “Optimist or Realist?”