The first half of 2016 just whizzed by & it’s time for my mid year review! I’ve been having a hard time isolating what exactly I learned in the past six months when it hit me: I learned how intrinsic grounded optimism was to my being productive! 🙂
I was reading Edward Monkton’s “The Pig of Happiness” to my daughter earlier this week & that is when the idea struck:
The pig looked around & saw that all was not well at their farm. He saw & then acted. He decided to spread happiness. This pragmatic, unflappable optimism is what I truly believe in & to be otherwise, to “think positive” without considering the facts of life is simply lying to yourself.
Moving forward, my midyear resolutions are to:
- Be realistic but not a cynic
- Respond with compassion
- Cultivate genuine optimism
If you can’t find the book, you can get to know The Pig of Happiness via this video!