A-to-Z Challenge: Optimism

Kristen has invited us to think about attitude for Rory’s 3.2.1. Quote Me Challenge this week. I discovered a poem and some quotes about optimism and its link to attitude which makes me reflect on my own life. Enjoy!

Heal Yourself
By: Laya Sarath

The self within you is perturbed
Rusty, Dusty, unclear and broken
Ruptured spirit you carry within
It needs to be healed…
Healed from within your spirit
The soul needs to be nourished
With good deeds and thoughts
The soul within must be rejuvenated
Neatly cleaned and polished so to
Flow positive energy through body…
Cleanse the spirit, awaken yourself
Embrace solitude
Solitude I say is very powerful
To know the being within you

Some days you are more powerful
Than anyone around you..
Your company to self has stronger
And greater impact in life…
You would feel more relaxed
And determined on your own…
And that’s the time you realize
How strong and better you are
On your own…
For some reasons, you are stronger
Than anyone today, And this must go on

Heal Yourself; Live Yourself

Quotes on Optimism

When we adopt a dog or any pet, we know it is going to end with us having to say goodbye, but we still do it. And we do it for a very good reason: They bring so much joy and optimism and happiness. They attack every moment of every day with that attitude.

W. Bruce Cameron

One of the things I learned the hard way was that it doesn’t pay to get discouraged. Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore faith in yourself.

Lucille Ball

Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier.

Colin Powell

Optimism, by the way, is not a superficial attitude. It’s a very muscular attitude. It’s a bold attitude that says no matter what, I can find a way. I can find the resources to deal with this.

Dr. Ned Hallowell

Optimism is the tool to help you get up after a fall, and to keep going toward the life you really want.


Optimism is the most important human trait, because it allows us to evolve our ideas, to improve our situation, and to hope for a better tomorrow.

Seth Godin

Don’t worry about whether it’s half full or half empty. The point is, it’s refillable. That’s really all that matters.


An arrow can only be shot by pulling it backward. When life is dragging you back into difficulties, it means it’s going to launch you into something great. So just focus, and keep aiming.


Optimist: Someone who figures that taking a step backward after taking a step forward is not a disaster, it’s more like a cha-cha.


A bad attitude is like a flat tire. You can’t go anywhere until you change it.


A positive attitude can turn a storm into a sprinkle.

Robert Hensel

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26 Comments Add yours

    1. theresaly520 says:

      Thank you! 🙂 Hope it permeates throughout your day. ❤

  1. Winnie says:

    Thank you for sharing that wonderful poem and the great quotes! I love word optimism.

    1. theresaly520 says:

      You’re welcome Winnie! Me too! I admire many folks who have optimism.😊

      1. Winnie says:

        That’s great! 😊❤️

  2. Hey Sa – nicely done, that’s a lot of quotes on optimism 🙂

    1. theresaly520 says:

      Thanks Rory, I went with the flow today. 😊

      1. You certainly did with great gusto, great attitude and filled with optimism, gotta love that 🙂

  3. Reblogged this on A Guy Called Bloke and K9 Doodlepip! and commented:
    Sa combined A-Z with Optimism and Attitude from 321 🙂

  4. So much wisdom and wonderful inspiration!😊 ❤️

    1. theresaly520 says:

      Thank you Jenna! ❤ Optimism is a favorite topic of mine.

      1. Understandable, mine too!😊 ❤️

  5. Lwbut says:

    Great Post Sa! 🙂

    So good it needs to be shared more i think?

    Reposting, if you don’t mind?

    1. theresaly520 says:

      Thanks Bob! I’m glad you shared it! 🙂

  6. Lwbut says:

    Reblogged this on Lovewillbringustogether’s Weblog and commented:
    Theresaly520 made a great post yesterday ( as she usually does!)

    It may be just hwat you need to read today?

    Check it out. ❤

  7. iScriblr says:

    Thank you for sharing that wonderful poem and those great quotes! This post is AWESOME!❤️

    1. theresaly520 says:

      Thank you and you’re welcome!😊❤ It’s something I enjoy reading myself.

  8. iidorun says:

    I love the quotes! Optimism is definitely a muscle I need to make stronger. Great post!

    1. theresaly520 says:

      Thank you so much! I’m sure many of us could use this sort of exercise. 🙂

      1. iidorun says:

        Absolutely! Myself included!

    1. theresaly520 says:

      Thank you Carolyn! It was motivating for me to find them as well. 😀

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