Defining Optimism

Optimism is remembering that the sun is there, when all you can see are clouds.

The Walnut Street Pedestrian Bridge as seen from Coolidge ParkView from the deck of our rentalSunrise and the deck as seen through the front door of our rentalSunrise from the deck of our rental

Optimism is growing where you are planted, even though that place is a rocky canyon wall.  It’s growing even though you are sideways because life’s winds tried to flatten you.

Canyon Wall, East Rim, Cloudland Canyon State ParkCanyon Wall, Cloudland Canyon, Grow where you're plantedCloudland Canyon State Park, Waterfalls TrailWaterfall Trail with Tree, Cloudland Canyon State Park

Optimism is believing that there is light at the end of the dark tunnel you’re in.  And knowing that the darkness has a purpose–to help you fully appreciate the light.

View from inside the Missionary Ridge TunnelThe Missionary Ridge TunnelOur rental's deck/front door light on a rainy night


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5 thoughts on “Defining Optimism

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    • Thank you so much for your kind words! I have to confess that my pictures are really more luck than skill. 😉 I took these on our recent vacation to Chattanooga, TN. The train ride on the Missionary Ridge Local was definitely one of the highlights of our trip. I’m planning to share more pictures from our vacation here soon. I hope you’ll stop by again! Blessings, Christina


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