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Sort Of Optimistic

Is optimism one of those emotions that run on a spectrum? That is, does it run from mildly optimistic to bullish? Our optimism fluctuates from hour to hour and day to day. Most of the time, I tend to be … Continue reading

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Curmudgeon Or Crosspatch

I am at the age which qualifies me to be an authentic curmudgeon. It is possible for this state of mind to devolve into becoming a crosspatch. The difference matters, regarding interpersonal relationships and personal well-being. You might say a … Continue reading

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Bright-Eyed And Bushy-Tailed

Rick greeted me by asking, “How are you?” I replied, “Bright-eyed and bushy-tailed.” The old idiom just popped out of the┬ámouth without any forethought. My friend laughed at the unusual response then he asked why I felt so cheerful. First … Continue reading

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Rainbow Thoughts

Even though I know the science behind rainbows, I feel a sense of wonder whenever one appears in the sky. Isn’t this sensation one that everybody has felt? The thrill still happens even if there is only a short arc … Continue reading

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Cautiously Optimistic

Yesterday began as a stereotypical Monday. There were a few things that weren’t working properly. In addition to the technical difficulties, “mild” headache enabled mindless pessimism and an owly demeanor.┬áThen, as I peered through the venetian blinds, I noticed the … Continue reading

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The Bright Side

Ancient Rome’s Philosopher Emperor, Marcus Aurelius wrote, “Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them.” It’s hard to come up with such positive, sage advice such as the above quotation. I want the … Continue reading

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My Cheerful Young Friend

My young friend Alfredo is one of the most optimistic people I know. He is the son of Mexican immigrants and has gone through the hardships many people of that background have also suffered. At first glance he looks like … Continue reading

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