Hello world!

So look, I’m not trying to be a hero here. I just want to be a better person. Straight up I’m here to say that I was born a pessimist. However, for the past few years or so, I’ve really made a conscious effort to be optimistic. Funny though, when in full on pessimist mode, I’d never, ever admit it. I’d call myself a realist! Which, ya know, felt true. I think most pessimists don’t want to admit they are negative, but until you can say the words out loud, then you can never hope to make changes. That can actually apply to many things! You can’t change what you won’t admit needs to be changed! Or some jive like that.

Since admittance is the first step to real and lasting change, I’ll start my very first post by standing up…

and introducing myself:

Hi, my name is Heather. I’m a pessimist turned optimist, with occasional set-backs. I’m married to a Pollyanna sort of man who has permanent rose colored glasses on. He makes me want to be a better person (no gagging sounds now, I have to let loose with some mush on occasion!). From this day forward I’m going to do what I can to be a nicer, kindlier, gentler person, and do my very best to keep ideas of throat-punching obnoxious people out of my thought process. I’m going to use this blog to keep myself accountable.

Let the Random Acts of Kindness Begin!

……………………..Starting first thing tomorrow!

“Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.”
Golda Meir


3 responses

  1. This is a wonderful idea. I’m not sure if I was born a pessimist, but I was definitely raised by one. I too married an eternally happy cheerful soul and try every single day to try to see things from his perspective. Some days I succeed and some days I fall terribly terribly short. When I start getting negative and cranky I try to imagine telling my husband about it….if I picture him staring at me blankly, I know I’m overreacting and should let it go. :).
    Honestly, I just always thought you and I were fantastically cynical and hilarious.

    • I guess it’s good to be married to Pollyanna types, it helps keep it all balanced out! Also, yeah, you may not be ‘negative’ but sarcastic, cynical, yep, yep, I think that’s why we bonded so well! 😉

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