My name is Lisa and I’m an optimist.
That’s NOT to say I don’t have some pretty prolific pity parties. It’s also not to say that I’m oblivious to the pains of the world.
I simply choose to let hope drive me more often that fear.
It’s not always an easy choice. Thankfully I have unlimited role models. One was that guy I witnessed during the holidays. Another is my life partner Tom, who loves to wash his neighbor’s car (and do many other kind things for MANY) – just because. And others include all of the folk who’ve applied for the July Cheap Therapy Pay it Forward Grant. So many of these applicants are already doing SO MUCH to live their dreams by encouraging rather than warning or threatening.
I am in awe. I am humbled. And I am grateful.
As I type this post, I’m counting down the minutes ’til I can watch Adventures of an Eternal Optimist. Michael J Fox is one of those people I look to for balance.
If you read this post before the show – it’s on ABC at 10pm EST.
I’d love to know what you think about it.
I’d also love to know how you manage the full.ness of your own glass.