Optimism vs. Thankful

Optimism seems to be in short supply over here some days. Optimism and hope kinda go hand in hand. Over the last two years, every time I have been hopeful, hope has been dashed.
It is hard to keep going through that and still be optimistic.

So instead of writing about things I am optimistic about, I am going to write about things I am thankful for.

I am so thankful for the sun that is shining. The sun provides me with warmth and strength. It signals to be that – perhaps- better days will come, just as it is signals that harshness of the winter is over, and the spring brings new opportunities with it.

I am thankful, each and every day for my kids. They too, are like the sun, full of energy and warmth. They bring me joy and love each and every day.

I am thankful for my mom, who is always there for me. Like the sun rises after a long, dark night, she is my constant and steadying force. She gives me strength, love and lots of room to grow.

I am thankful for me. I am grateful that when I feel empty and lost, there is always that spark that rekindles me, keeps me going and reminds me how strong I am.

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3 responses to “Optimism vs. Thankful

  1. Very well put. We should all take time to think about what we are thankful for.

  2. I love this. So well written and the colored words are a wonderful touch. Not to sound like a scrapper or anything, but you need to scrap this! This should be in your family’s album!

  3. I like this – thankful instead of optimistic.

    That describes me most days too!

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