“In these times
you have to be an optimist
to open your eyes when you awake in the morning”
“There is no such thing as a problem
without a gift for you in its hands.
You seek problems
because you need their gifts.”
“Every problem has a gift for you in its hands” (Richard Bach).
And if not every problem, then just about every one.
Even spectacular sunsets are not possible without cloudy skies.
Troubles bring a gift for those who choose to look.
And since I can’t avoid my problems,
why waste them? I should look for the gift.
My life will be far, far richer for finding it.”
“Being an idealist is not being a simpleton;
without idealists there would be no optimism
and without optimism
there would be no courage to achieve advances
that so-called realists would have you believe
could never come to fruition.”
“Few things in the world are more powerful
than a positive push – a smile.
A word of optimism and hope,
a ‘you can do it!’
when things are tough”
“Pessimism never won any battle.”
“A tiny change today
brings a dramatically different tomorrow.”
“An easy life doesn’t teach us anything.
In the end it’s the learning that matters:
what we’ve learned
and how we’ve grown”
“Nobody knows how things will turn out,
that’s why they go ahead and play the game…
You give it your all
and sometimes amazing things happen,
but it’s hardly ever what you expect.”