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Pessimist, Optimist or Realist?

The pessimist complains about the wind;

the optimist expects it to change;

the realist adjusts the sails.

~ William Arthur Ward

My friend HAngel sent this to me the other day and I just knew I had to share it.  In fact, she confided in me that she received this message in 2 different ways in the same day and knew it was a sign…and then passed it along to me!  I love when others LINK as well!

This great quote truly brings home the idea of how you live your life.  Before reading it, I would have said I was an optimist without a doubt because I always see the glass 1/2 full, I expect happiness when I wake up and I enjoy seeing the goodness in others and in my life.  However, in this setting, I am more a realist I think…certainly not a pessimist, but the optimist, as revealed in this quote, makes me want to be a realist…to adjust my sails and sail on and not be at the mercy of the winds but to instead take control of my destiny and sail on and soar!

I mentioned that my birthday wishes and goals are being made…and I think this is one of the changes I am making in my life.  I will continue with my optimistic attitude, but I am going to adjust my sails and DO what I want to do and what I feel is beneficial in my life.

I am the Admiral of my own Life…perhaps it’s time to start to chart my next year’s voyage!

How about you?  Which one did you relate to?  Pessimist?  Optimist or Realist?  Did you like the one which reverberated for you?  If so, great…if not, then change…one baby step at a time!

May you enter uncharted waters today for a special suprise!

Happy Monday!