Optimism – A Wickedly Wise Inspiration Card

Optimism - A Wickedly Wise Inspiration Card - Author - Kate Woods
Optimism – A Wickedly Wise Inspiration Card – Author, Kate Woods – How’s Your Attitude…?



This Weeks Word To Ponder Is Optimism..

When you think about the future do you always envision a bright, happy successful life; or do you envision being stuck by inertia in a less than satisfying life? Hopefully, you are filled with Optimism  and you have goals and visions of a successful life. Optimism is the fuel that moves people forward and creates the energy and drive that is needed to reach your  highest level of success in life. Optimism is defined as a disposition or tendency to look on the more favorable side of events or conditions and to expect the most favorable outcome that is possible.  It would see that an optimistic point of view would be a significant driving force to motivate forward motion toward any goal a person envisions.

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Very early in my writing career I decided with very little difficulty what I’d use as my tag line because I knew why I wanted to write. I aspired to inspire people to improve and enhance their lives. So, it was logical that my tag line would read “I Aspire To Inspire”. I wanted to make a difference with my writing, whether it was fiction or non-fiction because it was clear that there were many unhappy, confused people in the world who could benefit from a little inspiration.  With that in mind I’ve added a new feature to my blog – Wickedly Wise Inspiration Cards.

I’ll be adding a new card every week and I’d love to send them to you to add a little inspiration to your week.  If the idea of receiving a little inspiration at an unexpected moment sounds good to you sign up for my Karma Buzz Newsletter.  Or check back often if you need a little inspiration.

Kate Woods
“I Aspire To Inspire”

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2 thoughts on “Optimism – A Wickedly Wise Inspiration Card”

  1. Fantastic inspiration card choice! My husband’s favorite line is “There must be a pony in there somewhere.” It’s from this story. Have a great day!

    The story concerns twin boys of five or six. Worried that the boys had developed extreme personalities – one was a total pessimist, the other a total optimist – their parents took them to a psychiatrist.”

    “First the psychiatrist treated the pessimist. Trying to brighten his outlook, the psychiatrist took him to a room piled to the ceiling with brand-new toys. But instead of yelping with delight, the little boy burst into tears. ‘What’s the matter?’ the psychiatrist asked, baffled. ‘Don’t you want to play with any of the toys?’ ‘Yes,’ the little boy bawled, ‘but if I did I’d only break them.’”

    “Next the psychiatrist treated the optimist. Trying to dampen his out look, the psychiatrist took him to a room piled to the ceiling with horse manure. But instead of wrinkling his nose in disgust, the optimist emitted just the yelp of delight the psychiatrist had been hoping to hear from his brother, the pessimist. Then he clambered to the top of the pile, dropped to his knees, and began gleefully digging out scoop after scoop with his bare hands. ‘What do you think you’re doing?’ the psychiatrist asked, just as baffled by the optimist as he had been by the pessimist. ‘With all this manure,’ the little boy replied, beaming, ‘there must be a pony in here somewhere!’”

    1. What a wonderful story. I have to admit even though reading to my daughter when she was a child was one of our most treasured activities, I’m not familiar with that book. Thanks so much for sharing it. It truly is amazing how differently life progresses for optimists and pessimists. I wonder if the psychiatrist in the story was Mr. In-Between – neither optimist nor pessimist. I guess only the author knows!

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