Optimism is one of my favorite character traits! I LOVE optimistic people, they are the nicest people to spend time with. Who wouldn't want to hang out with someone who is mostly happy, always knows that things will work out, and has a smile on their face? Optimistic people expect the best and aren't afraid to work toward the future, they get over set backs quickly and can weather storms much better than someone who focuses on the bad. For every bit of bad in the world, there is just as much good so it boils down to which we decide to focus on. Optimism takes practice and kids can learn it by watching parents have positive attitudes. You can encourage kids optimism by reading happy things, avoiding TV and the news, and helping them see how "bad" things often turn into blessings. You can also immerse them in optimism by sticking post it notes with positive quotes all over the house, writing a daily quote for them to read, smiling, telling them stories that have happy endings and laughing at things! Optimism is just so much darn fun!! A positive outlook will serve children well throughout life, it is a comfort to know that things always have a way of working out!
So today, take a sip of happiness and share it with the kids! Look at the bright side and find opportunities to share laughter and joy and Live Inspired Now!
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