Optimism, A secret to my Happiness

Friday, March 06, 2015

“Some people grumble that roses have thorns; I am grateful that thorns have roses.”
- Alphonse Karr, A Tour Round My Garden

Being a logophile, I always look for the origin of certain words that appeal to me. That definitely comes from studying the origin of English. Likewise, Optimism comes from a Latin word, optimus which means 'best'.
I am sharing few of my bests to have an optimistic view of life that I actually follow.

Smiling first thing in the morning.
You day really depends on how you wake up, rather what you do when you first open your eyes.
If you wake up cranky, you day will turn out a mess. Try smiling and being thankful that you woke up fine, sleeping is like being half dead, isn't it?

Making someone's day
Smile at a stranger, buy a flower from a street vendor, make someone laugh out loud, compliment someone or share or giveaway your lunch to someone who needs.
There are so many things that would make someone happy. Being kind ascends all these acts.

Gratitude and being Humble
Humility is everything.

Books for the company and Better Friends
Books are the greatest friends of all time. Indeed, the best time travelers as well. Imagine if you touch an old vintage book, once someone great has touched. So much of that person's greatness has radiated through the pages, passing onto everyone that touches it too(being a bit surreal here.)

Using Aromatherapy to radiate Positivity
Lavender really soothes the mind and soul, using it in diffusers would help in calming the chaos. A disturbed mind definitely attracts misunderstandings and imbalance.

Meditation is a great way to clear your mind, making a way for positivity. If one cannot find time for meditation, listening to instrumental music that calms the mind or concentrating on the breathing will have same the calming effect.

After all these doctrines, I would like to add a proverb we all grew up listening to: Charity begins at home. There is so much positivity and optimism if you look around including these random acts.

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  1. This is listed so beautifully! Loved reading through & ure right it all depends on how u wakeup early in the morning :)



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