A Dose of Optimism

Posted Wednesday, January 14, 2009, at 8:21 PM
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    Thanks to you and Brian for reminding me of how important optimism is.

    -- Posted by sameldridge on Thu, Jan 15, 2009, at 12:09 AM
  • Your welcome! I thought your entry on Audie Murphy was a good dose of optimism too. Such a great testament of what a spirit of determination can accomplish!

    -- Posted by saveryhinze on Thu, Jan 15, 2009, at 11:28 AM
  • A dose of optimism is what we all need, thank you for this entry. A lot of deal with issues that seem overwhelming on a day to day basis, money, relationships, family, jobs, health, they can all make our way of thinking take a downward turn in a hurry. Then we hear on the news about failing markets, war, jobs losses, on and on and on. These are all very real things that will have to be dealt with, but 1 person can't fix it all. I say we should all address all of the issues we have every day, and I pray that we all have the wisdom to realize that we have done all we can do, and move on. Maybe just acknowledging that the issue exists is all we can do today, maybe we can do more. In any case, once that is done, put aside all of the stress and take the time to enjoy the things that god has put in place to lift our spirits. The smile of a child, the smell of a spring day, the turning of the leaves, that feeling you get when the sun hits your face just right on a cold day. Enjoy that moment of euphoria and let your mind relax. These things tell us that there is always something in life that we can enjoy. We will learn from our mistakes, apply that knowledge to our journey, and we will all make progress. Dont forget to be thankful for the progress, and for the knowledge gained in the process.

    -- Posted by seentoomuch on Fri, Jan 16, 2009, at 1:15 PM
  • Well said, seentoomuch. I'd also like to add that the United Methodist Church is planning a couple of prayer walks for the community, to pray for our local businesses and economy. If anyone is interested, they can call the church office for dates and times.

    -- Posted by saveryhinze on Mon, Jan 19, 2009, at 8:31 AM
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