7.07.2009

Optimism

Optimist: someone who isn't sure whether life is a tragedy or a comedy but is tickled silly just to be in the play.

Optimist: someone who believes that after the fat lady sings, the dead lovers do an encore duet.

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

Speaking as a person who sometimes takes the most dire outlook on things [you know -- "oh, no! the world is coming to an end!"], I loved these. I want to be that optimist -- to have that positive, happy outlook on life.

The cha-cha! I love it!

12 comments:

Shelley~Maren said...

I've noticed sometimes it's an acrobatic cha-cha, where I fall on my butt, and maybe go into a backwards somersault... But if we keep getting up to go forward again, that's what matters right? (I'm trying to be an optimist! lol)

Jill said...

Those are some great quotes. Now if only I could remember them when I needed them...that's a whole different ballgame right there.

Emily said...

These are great! Thanks for the smile, and the great thought :)
Love you!

Carrie said...

I'm an optimist today! I've been feeling so postive the last few days, despite all of the bad things going on right now in the world. I've chosen to be happy. Thanks for adding more fuel to my happy little fire. Love ya Jan!

hoLLy said...

i must be the cha cha queen then! :)

Kristi said...

Those quotes are awesome. Always a good reminder to be more of an Optimist for me.

MiaKatia said...

I totally believe that the dead lovers do an encore duet. I am not sure if that makes me an optimist or an incurable romantic!

Ashley said...

Ha, ha! Robert Brault knows what he's talking about! Thanks for sharing!

Cammie said...

Well said!!

100 Percent Cottam said...

haha, love it!

Robert Brault said...

Jan,

Made my day, seeing these quotes on your page. Thanks so much!

smiles,
rb

Suzanne said...

Hilarious! I loved these quotes. I feel like painting them on my walls!