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I bet you were surprised to see that as my title. I am normally an upbeat energetic life loving artist. I still am. But, I have problems just like everyone else. I have health concerns, a teenager, animals in my care, a marriage, family struggles, financial worries sometimes and the list goes on.
I have learned by and large that there are two types of people on the Internet. Those who focus on all of life’s crap and negative things in the world. And those that zero in on the good in people and the beauty of our world. Very few are in the middle. I see the news. I know about pain and suffering. My life certainly has it’s share, but a long time ago, I decided that I wanted to be in the second camp. The experts call this being an “optimist”. I just call it self preservation. I choose every single day to “live in the moment” and focus on positive energy. This works for me and keeps me on a track that makes me happy on most days. Not every day. But most. I am satisfied with that. 🙂
If my artwork can take you away from your problems, even for a moment, that also brings me great joy! And in that very life affirming feeling lies my purpose: to bring joy to the World.
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The experts call this being an “optimist”.
Recently I started watching (for the umpteenth time) “South Pacific” One of my favorite musicals. If you’re familiar with the movie, you may recall Mitzi Gaynor singing “Cock-Eyed Optimist.”
Great Post Sharon.
Love the art.
Thank you for sharing this!
I hope it brightened your day a bit.
Your artwork is beautiful and very mesmerizing! Thanks for sharing! 🙂
It’s my great pleasure! Thank you for stopping by. 🙂
Great thoughts and beautiful art Sharon! Focusing on the positives definitely makes life easier and happier. 🙂
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Thanks for stopping by my post today re ‘stained glass ruins’ … which of course, led me to discover your awesome site and vibrant art! Beautiful!
You are so welcome! I am glad you like my art. 🙂
I just love South Pacific and I don’t think I’m a cockeyed optimist by any stretch but I do try to look for a positive in everything, even pain, and I consider myself a hopeful person overall. I’ve found as you have, that to dwell on the negative, the ugly, the hopeless is certain to make me unhappy and despairing. Excellent post Sharon – I found it very uplifting. Shared.
Thank you Lianne!
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Rajat Chauhan said:
I am glad you like my art Rajat! Thank you for stopping by my blog. 🙂
Great blog post Sharon. I too believe being positive is a conscious decision so your post resonated with me. When I’m down in the dumps, I ask myself “what if you decided not to think that way?”. It is remarkable how quickly peace comes. Thanks for the reminder.
Hey Carrie….thanks for stopping by my blog. Glad you liked it! 🙂