The Wisdoms Project


Optimism


I believe in self-fulfilling prophecies.  That’s why I profess and promote affirmative and positive thoughts, events and happenings.
    
    Optimism forces you to imagine a happy result (which makes you happy right now just thinking about it)….instead of visualizing a sad result (which makes you sad now even before the fact).  I choose to be happy instead of sad.



                                      
    If We Only Have Love
                                               Lyrics and music by Jacques Brel.
            Sung by Jacques Brel, Elly Stone and Mort Shuman.

 (From the musical “Jacques Brel         
       is Alive and Well and Living in Paris.”)

                  If we only have love to embrace without fear
                  ….we will kiss with our eyes, we will sleep without tears

                                If we only have love with our arms opened wide
                                ….then the young and the old will stand at our side.
        
      If we only have love for the hymn that we shout
                  ….for the song that we sing then we'll have a way out.
                                
                                                  If we only have love we can melt all the guns
                                                                   ….then give the new world to our daughters and sons.



There is a law in life: when one door closes to us,
another one opens.
Andre Gide


The lowest ebb is the turn of the tide.
    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


                      Optimists expect their dreams to come true
                                                       ….pessimists expect their nightmares to.
    Laurence Peter


In a certain family, there lived a set of young twins….each with their own bedroom.  One child was an optimist….the other, a pessimist. On the twins' birthday, while they were at school, their parents filled the pessimist's room with every imaginable toy and game. The optimist's room they filled with horse manure.

Upon entering the room, the pessimistic twin looked at the gifts and started crying bitterly.  “Why are you crying?” the parents asked. “Because my friends will be jealous and I'll have to read all the instructions and I'll constantly need new batteries and my toys will get broken,” answered the pessimist.

Suddenly the sounds of a child singing and laughing came from the other room. The parents found that twin dancing for joy in the pile of manure. “What are you so happy about?” they asked. To which the optimist replied, “There's got to be a pony in here somewhere!”


I look forward to the return of some of my strength,
                              or rather some of my optimism
                                              ….which after all, is really one and the same.


I always prefer to initially believe the best of everybody.
Rudyard Kipling


I’ve done it before….and I can do it again.
Oscar Hammerstein



Everything will be alright in the end….and if it’s not alright,
                                                                                                        it’s not yet the end.


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Only those who can see the invisible….can do the impossible.


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They can because they think they can.
Virgil

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Pessimism is an excuse for not trying and is a guarantee to a personal failure.
Bill Clinton
                                                                                                                                                               

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A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of opportunities
and
an optimist is one who makes opportunities of difficulties.
Harry Truman