Spirit Lifters-Day 312 of being “Grounded” 1/12/21

You know, I really am not just a Pollyanna-type optimist. As a matter of fact, I subscribe to one philosophy that I learned from one of my favorite teachers, Joan Borysenko.

In an article years ago on Oprah.com, Joan shared this: My favorite quote is by the mysterious William Arthur Ward, whom Google does not identify: “The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.”

I try to be an optimistic realist.

Luckily I had another teacher also, a Dad who taught me when I was very young how to Bloom Where I am Planted and that’s never left me. It has served me pretty well during this pandemic.

Here are a couple of Spirit Lifters for today, worth the time to view and enjoy. I learned a lot from both.

And this one from a Beach I frequented while growing up.

https://enewspaper.sandiegouniontribune.com/infinity/article_share.aspx?guid=1c13a9fb-49cc-49f5-935a-21a25b366714

Enjoy!

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Thought a blog might help me develop better writing habits so I could finally finish my book, 16 years in the writing, but so far it's mostly photos and FUN!

2 thoughts on “Spirit Lifters-Day 312 of being “Grounded” 1/12/21”

  1. The optimist sees the glass as half full. The pessimist sees the glass is half empty. The realist knows that she will have to wash it.

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