Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Optimism...


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

11 comments:

Jill of All Trades said...

Love it and the picture is stunning.

Dirt Princess said...

How much would I love to be in the field picking lavender!!!!!!!

Star said...

I think I am an optimist so I can agree with these sentiments. However, I do have my down days when everything seems to go wrong and there are no solutions. To be able to see obstacles as challenges is indeed a gift.
Lovely lavender!
Blessings, Star

Pastor Sharon said...

Lovely. . . the poetry and the photograph!

Pastor Sharon said...

By the way, I just realized I have never heard the music on this blog until today. What lovely choices! The arrangements beg one to create. . . write, and relax. Thank you.

bennie and patsy said...

The poetry is words to live by,what if that was in the farm land in back and not hay? Fresh cut hay smells sweet,it would be lavender and not green hay.LOL and you are so right about how many men it would take.
Patsy

Betsy from Tennessee said...

The quote/poem is wonderful, Jo... And it goes with your photo totally!!! Thanks!

Have a great and wonderful day.
Hugs,
Betsy

cheshire wife said...

We all have our ups and downs but usually there are more ups than downs. That field of lavender is incredible.

Daffycat said...

OMG Is that lavender? How gorgeous!

jeannette stgermain said...

So true about optimism! And the lavender fields pic - gorgeous! lavender is one of my favorite plants - also because of the fragrance:)

Janet said...

Food for thought, and a truly fabulous photo.