I could say life is just a bowl of Jello
And appear more intelligent than smart,
But I’m stuck like a dope
With a thing called hope,
Because I can’t get it out of my heart.
Not this heart…
To me this is what living optimistically is about, living with hope in your heart… even if you look like a dope or not too smart. The reality of a situation can be shifted with hope and optimism, and even if it can’t be changed then you live with the situation with grace. Changing your perspective on a situation can help shift out of depression and move into optimism.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying to push the feelings of a situation underneath the surface to come up again in an unbecoming way. I’m just saying that when I’ve been able to get out of a pessimistic belief set, then I can be happy and joyful and grateful in being a cockeyed optimist! At least I am more pleasant to be around!! (Ask my husband about that…)