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Simple. Real. Optimism.

“Where there’s hope, there’s life. It fills us with fresh courage and makes us strong again.” – Anne Frank

“I must uphold my ideals, for perhaps the time will come when I shall be able to carry them out.” – Anne Frank

Today lived up to its Monday-level reputation. The rush, the rally of activity disguised as strategy. Noise to fill the open space. Optimism is hard. It’s rigor, discipline and fluid. We need to be open to having sucky, shitty days and know that they are few and far between, letting them happen so they can pass like a kidney stone. Honest and real today, unapologetic. And it all reveals the most important strategy that we must execute consistently – simple. real. optimism with a side of hope. Optimism is the only real and sustainable option worthy of our passion and pursuit.

As I concluded the day with a walk in the woods, sharing the same sucky day stories with my best friends – one human, two dogs, two beautiful deer appeared in the woods feeding on some leaves, unassuming, unfraid and at ease. God’s brilliant reminder that He’s got this, so settle in for the ride. It’s quite simple, keep it that way.

Tomorrow – a clean slate, another day. Simple. Real. Optimism.

“In the long run, the sharpest weapon of all is a kind and gentle spirit.” – Anne Frank

6 Comments Post a comment
  1. Anonymous #

    Today can suck it then.

    May 11, 2020
  2. yes, a new beginning each day. beautiful post

    May 12, 2020
  3. Boy, I do hate those days. Torture comes to mind. But the days of the sh*#-colored glasses rarely last too long, and as long as I can remember I’ve got those b@$#@&%$ strapped to my face, I can remember that they will come off again as well. Whether by my finding a way to pry them free, by my grasp eventually loosening enough for God to remove them, or by them falling away in a good night’s sleep. Life is still there, outside the sh*#-goggles. I hope that your Tuesday is far better than your Monday!

    May 12, 2020
    • Always a new day and thanks for sharing! God always has the crowbar I need. A great day today!

      May 12, 2020

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