Archive for June, 2010



Monday, June 7th, 2010

Green PillYour dose for today…

“Optimist: someone who figures that taking a step backward after taking a step forward is not a disaster, it’s a cha-cha.” —Robert Brault

Get your dancing shoes on! (Image: Tango shoes in Buenos Aires, by AS)

Turn up the music and get dancing, because that’s how you’re going to see life from today on! True progress in our lives and hearts is not about gaining ground every step we take. It’s about gaining insight. And some of that insight, well, it ain’t pretty.

Think about it: How do you know what kind of job saps your spirit? By punching in your hours on a depressing time clock and promising yourself you’ll find a career that excites your soul. How do you know what kind of relationship you don’t want? By dating someone who makes you feel down on love. You have to take some steps backward in dating to move forward in love! And, now, you know how to look at it. As your heart-pumping cha-cha on the dance floor of life!

Have you ever learned to move forward from taking a few steps back?

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Big love,

Amy Signature 4

VITAMIN OPTIMISM: Dump the parachute!

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

Green PillYour dose for today…

Where will your optimism take you? (Image: Taking off from Cuzco, Peru, by AS.)

“Both optimists and pessimists contribute to our society. The optimist invents the airplane and the pessimist the parachute.” —Gil Stern

With each passing year comes some disappointment, pain and rejection. And so, we get better and better at mastering one thing: that dang parachute. We think that if we can perfect a safety feature for our emotions, we’ll be protected from hurt and harm. But the truth is, life is going to disappoint us and there’s not a darn thing we can do about that—and a parachute doesn’t stop a fall, it just slows it down! So think of it this way: Since you’ll never be completely protected from a night on the couch crying, why sit around waiting for a clunky fall from the tarmac when you can be enjoying the lofty beautiful feeling of life and love at 30,000 feet?

Be a dating optimist. Get your dreams for love up in the air, above the clouds. Ask for a half-orange in love, larger than you ever dreamed possible. People once said planes couldn’t fly, right? So don’t think for a second that you can’t find love. Today, forget about the parachute, and get your hopes for love higher than ever. Your dream relationship can only come if you’re up there asking for it.

Try it. Then tell me: How does it feel to fly without a parachute?

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Big love,

Amy Signature 4