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.
I am posting this again in response to V.J.’s Weekly Challenge on Windows.
This seems like a great picture post for the them this week, “Weathered”.
But pretty shocking and embarrassing so be kind. (Smiley, winky emoji here!)
EXPLANATION to follow on Talking Thursday (I just made that up!)