Wednesday, March 13, 2013


Real optimism is aware of problems but recognizes solutions;
Knows about difficulties but believes they can be overcome;
Sees the negatives, but accentuates the positives;
Is exposed to the worst but expects the best;
Has reason to complain, but chooses to smile.

~William Arthur Ward


rusty duck said...

Oh, that's beautiful Jo. Wise words too.

Lisa Sall - Sall's Country Life said...

me,me,me, yep,me uh huh,me.
who else could live on this un-forgiving prairie, but a true optimist! Thanks for these words of encouragement (I feel better) and now I'm holding out for fields of blue bells!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

so beautiful!

Terry said...

That's beautiful. I wish I could be more like that.

Harriet said...

Lovely thoughts and a very lovely photo. Thanks

Star said...

Oh those lovely bluebells. I cannot wait to see the ones in the wood near me. We're starved of colour just now, except white of course.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Good thoughts to remember and keep in mind!

Susie said...

Jo, I would love a little woodland like that just full of flowers. Enjoy your weekend. xoxo,Susie

Willow said...

A beautiful quote , you have such a knack for them.
I am now smiling and optimistic that the Brit from Tennessee will grace my flowery blog post with a visit this week. ~
Xoxo. Willow

Janneke said...

Wise words and I am looking forward to see the bluebells in the woods again.