Sunday, September 1, 2013


I hate when people say, "you know what's wrong with you?" and then proceed to tell me.  I AM AN OPTIMIST!!!  I get up every morning expecting to have a day filled with opportunity.  I know people will be kind and courteous.  I trust that I will hear only the truth.  I expect that wherever I go or whatever I do, I will get pleasure from part of it.  Some days I'm disappointed and often emotionally hurt.  But each day, I start over with a clean slate expecting only the best.  A friend told me that being an optimist is what's wrong with me, that I wouldn't be disappointed in people or situations if I didn't expect life to be so beautiful, that I set myself up for disappointment and failure.  She's a pessimist.  She expects nothing from people or a situation.  She gets up every day expecting nothing but to take each experience as it comes.  It it doesn't work out well, that's life.  If it works out well, it gives her pleasure.  She doesn't get emotionally involved with people or situations. She takes each day as it comes, good or bad. She is very practical in her dealing with the day, with no personal expectation or involvement.  I AM AN OPTIMIST!!!!! and that is what's good about me.


  1. Pat - the difference between you and your friend is that you are experiencing a much fuller life, including all of the ups and downs, higher highs and lower lows. Your friend is living within a much more narrow scope. She doesn't have as much pain, but that limits the heights of pleasure. I admire how you put yourself out there each and every day, and how many wonderful experiences you have.

  2. You have nailed the right way to be. And I for one, am glad that we are friends. Love your happy way to look at life.