"Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out." John Wooden - UCLA Champion Basketball Coach. This is a lovely example of Optimism Manifesto element #4 (and several others!) which is that Optimists 'Look for the Sun'. On a beautiful, blue-sky day like we are having in Melbourne today, that's not difficult.
I’m fascinated by the difference between using the word ‘positivity’ and ‘optimism’. Both seem to be at the same end of the spectrum – the opposite of negative. One, however, has an action imperative. To be optimistic means to look for the good; to seek out the optimal solution. It implies that we will DO something to improve a situation. What