Be Positive

Feb 9, 2012 in , ,

Some people are born with a cheerful personality; with faces that bear smiles even when they are not trying. Most of them are optimists: people who always look at the bright side of things, even when they have good reasons not to, and who view the glass as half-full rather than half-empty. Optimists smile because they are thankful for what they have, and know that being sad won’t change anything.

One great example of an optimist is the lovely Sunny Hilden, who is a wonderful songwriter and creates music that is uplifting and filled with hope. I can honestly say that she is one of the most optimistic people that I know, and while she has great talent, I admire her most for her positive attitude. She has a personality that matches her name. When she recently had a bad day, she chose to learn a lesson from that experience, and wrote a positive song about it.

We could all take a page out of Sunny’s book here, by picking out the positive in every situation that we are in. Dwelling on the negative doesn’t help. Instead, it takes a toll on us — not just on our mental health, but physically, and spiritually too. A good attitude, paired with a determination to do better the next time, works much better.

Optimism makes us happier. We tend to be more productive when we’re happy, which in turn makes us feel good about ourselves. It’s a never-ending cycle. Optimism is a valuable trait, and for those who aren’t born with this outlook, you could start now. Come up with a list of things that you are thankful for, and the next time you don’t get what you want, try to see the silver lining. As Alexander Graham Bell said: “When one door closes, another opens.”

A/N: Thank you, Sunny, for allowing me to use her name! She's an awesome, and beautiful lady.

2 Comments So Far:

Katrina said...

Wow, thank you for this post! I actually had a chance to meet Sunny while I was in LA for David's MKOC tour. We almost bumped into each other while she was rushing to get backstage, but she stopped for a minute because she could tell that I wanted to say some things. I wasn't sure where to start, but she was so kind and started the conversation for me. She is definitely down to earth and one of the nicest people I've ever met. Just reading this post on optimism is a reminder for me to always look on the bright side of things, even though it's sometimes difficult to do.

Alicia said...

Hi Katrina! Wow, that's really awesome! I haven't met Sunny, but she seems to be a wonderful person, and your comment jus reaffirmed that. :)