I was reading my journals this morning and I read the story of Johnny. It is such a moving entry about love and optimism. The tears came to my eyes as I was reading it and they just came back as I was just thinking about it. If everyone could try to view things the way Johnny did, life would be better. I think that having a pessimistic attitude all the time is one of the great problems in the world today. It causes distrust, prevents love from happening, keeps the mediocre mediocre. What if all the great inventors had said that it could not be done? Where would we be today? What about all the explorers searching for a new land?
We need more optimism in our lives. I am as guilty of allowing pessimism to control me at times. Life gets dark and I feel that there is no future, life is so ugly. I would see no hope and feel no love. It seems all you hear about is war, death, hate, anger, abandonment.Then I see or hear something that opens my eyes and heart up again.There is so much beauty in the world if we only open our eyes to see it.