Thursday, September 19, 2013

Thoughts on a Thursday

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I like to think of myself as an optimist, but the truth is - an optimist wouldn't lose sleep over trivial thoughts or problems. An optimist could go to sleep and be well-rested, because he or she has an absolute positive outlook that whatever it is that's on the mind and in the thoughts, it will be all right.  

(Image made by my son!)

Does that make me a pessimist then? I'll be honest. Sometimes, yes, I am very pessimistic. I think of it as a sort of defense mechanism. Sometimes I like to think the very worst, and that way I can be prepared for the worst. Is that a bad thing? Even though I might think the worst, I always hope for the best. Does that count for anything?

Those are my Thoughts on a Thursday. 

Do you consider yourself to be an optimist or a pessimist? Do you think one is better than the other? I'm a little bit of both, and I believe that, as with lots of things in life - a good balance is healthy. It's also just who I am. So it's me just being me, I guess.

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Stone Cottage Adventures said...

Love the quote as well as your son's artwork! I am definitely an optimist, almost Pollyanna-ish! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

Marieken Hoefnagel said...

Great that your son is helping a bit with your blog! I am both, it depends on my mood (and the season) if I am a pessimist or an optimist.

Melissa at said...

I am definitely a little of both. I think that's normal. I love your son's art work! :)

The Art Bug said...

I think the same way,...think about the worst so whatever happens..I am ready for it! hmmm....It is a different kind of optimism!...btw Cute painting!

Noor said...

I am optimist but I think about worst too . It prepares me for the worse that's coming . Everything should be in balance even in thoughts :)

Mom In The USA said...

Hi Kim,
I'm an eternal optimist - rose-colored glasses and all. It's a character flaw. Ha, ha.
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Stephanie @ Life, Unexpectedly said...

I consider myself an optimistic pessimist. Always expect the worse and still be able to laugh about it ;-)

Memories for Life said...

I like to think of myself as an optimist, but a mix of both isn't always bad. You don't want to go through life with rose-colored glasses. But you don't want a dark cloud following you around either.
I guess I see myself more as a realist. One who knows there will be a happy ending :)

Sheri said...

Great post to stimulate some thought! I'd like to think I'm an optimist but like you, I lay awake thinking of problems. I too like to prepare for the worst, then it's so nice when it all goes well.