Optimism and your health

I am in such a good mood today.  This is so unlike me on a Monday but the snow has all melted.  The sun is shining and I am coming off one of my most enjoyable entries since I started YesFive.  It turns out that everyone I know thinks that they have ADHD.  You were all so funny about it and gave me so many laughs this week.  Thank you for having the courage to come out of your cluttered closet and admit to that you are not perfect.  It is nice to know that I am not alone in my disorganization.  This is a whole new week!  This is the week to embrace life in all its chaos and to appreciate that you are blessed to have things to clutter your counter and trip over on your floor.  Most importantly, this is the week to laugh at yourself.  Go ahead – give it a try.

1.   Optimistic people live longer.

2.  Optimistic people, not surprisingly, are happier.

3.  Optimistic people make more money.

4.  Optimistic children do better in school, have healthier relationships and have greater self-esteem.

5.  Optimism is a skill that can be taught and learned.

Optimism is defined as “a disposition or tendency to look on the more favorable side of events or conditions and to expect the most favorable outcome.”  This doesn’t really do it justice.  Optimism is an attitude; it is a way of life.  Except when I want to complain and moan, I prefer to be surrounded by optimists (so, about 50% of the time I want to be around positive people.)  Tomorrow:  Why do optimistic people live longer.

There will be a different quote every day  because I am an optimistic and inspiring writer this week.  Also, I feel it very important to mention something in case you didn’t see the news today.  When I was on line at the food store this morning, I saw “BREAKING NEWS” on the cover of a magazine and I read on because I like to be aware of current events.  You may be as shocked and concerned as me to hear that, “Celebrities are LOSING their battle with cellulite!”  I am currently looking into where to send my donation to help them with this very important fight.  When I find it, I will let you know as I am sure, you too, want to give what you can.

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  • I have recently embarked on a new plan for happiness. Instead of weighing myself every morning, I count my blessings. I have been struggling to look on the bright side recently. But (without sounding to new-agey) I keep getting little hints from the universe that I might want to try it. I think this blog post is one of them. Thanks.

    • Liz Gray

      Molly! i love that idea and will start doing that too!! you are one of my blessings today:) AND I ran into Liz this morning. The Mulholland sisters MADE MY DAY! And Karen for making me more optimistic:)