VITAMIN OPTIMISM: Don’t Give In to Misery

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There is SO much to see, feel and love. (Image: AS)

There is SO much to see, feel and love. (Image: AS)

“If I regarded my life from the point of view of the pessimist, I should be undone. I should seek in vain for the light that does not visit my eyes and the music that does not ring in my ears. I should beg night and day and never be satisfied. I should sit apart in awful solitude, a prey to fear and despair. But since I consider it a duty to myself and to others to be happy, I escape a misery worse than any physical deprivation.”

—Helen Keller

Yep, Helen Keller. A woman who had every reason to be miserable. If anyone had a right to feel gipped by life and shortchanged on her future, it was her, right? And yet, here she is talking about being an optimist, because being miserable would be worse than lacking the ability to see, hear and speak. So whatever might bring you down today or in the future, think of Helen. She moved past the bad stuff and into the good, and so can you.

Big love,

Amy Signature 4