“Optimism does not mean continual happiness, glazed eyes and a fixed grin. When I talk about the desirability of optimism I do not mean that we should delude ourselves about reality. But practicing optimism does mean focusing more on the positive fall-out of an event than on the negative...I am not advocating the kind of optimism that means you blow all your savings on a horse running at a hundred to one; I am talking about being optimistic enough to sow some seeds in the hope that some of them will germinate and grow into flowers.” – Philippa Perry
You said it for me, Ms. Perry.
Just for that, allow me to hand you this image I saved from a walk. An ant's quiet persistence, alone and/or with a group, never fails to, well, inspire. It permits me to find reason to further perspire. Okay, ending today's entry right there before I'm arrested by the Word Porn Police.