October 17


It has been said that whining has become a national pastime. Our days and our monologues are filled with dissatisfactions, blame, and judgments.  Negativity seems to be everywhere and it’s nearly impossible to escape it. We complain about the weather, traffic, work, food, waiting. We need to try to focus on the brighter side of things. According to the Mayo Clinic, “Optimism is the belief that good things will happen to you and that negative events are temporary setbacks to be overcome.” Optimism is a good counter to negativity. It keeps our minds at ease, fights stress, and lifts our spirits when things go wrong. It serves as a life preserver in these tense times.


May we be “strong and courageous not frightened, or dismayed, for the Lord our God is with us wherever we go.”
Joshua 1:9


Practice of looking at all the good things in your life. Practice being grateful and try to keep negativity out of your life.

Suggested Reading

And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to God’s purpose.
Romans 8:28

 I always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter.
Walt Disney

 Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.
Winston Churchill

 We plant seeds that will flower as results in our lives, so best to remove the weeds of anger, avarice, envy and doubt, that peace and abundance may manifest for all.
Dorothy Day

If you don’t like something change it; if you can’t change it, change the way you think about it.
Mary Engelbreit

I don’t think of all the misery but of the beauty that still remains.
Anne Frank

A strong positive mental attitude will create more miracles than any wonder drug.
Patricia Neal

I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet.
Mahatma Gandhi

A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.
Herm Albright