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Today I’m Optimistic

September 7, 2011

Last night I went to my friend Mark Hobley’s art show and there was the painting. Yes, the one I am already thanking the universe for because it is hanging in my new house on the wall. It was made for me. Today I am Optimistic. Indeed!

Mark Hobley's painting

What are you optimistic about? Imagine if this was what you saw every morning upon rising?!

What are you thanking the Universe in advance for? Try waking up and saying Thank You immediately. Before coffee even. Before pulling the covers off. Before the I’m tired! Where’s the snooze button? Whisper it or yell it but say it! Thank You.

What are you optimistic about? 

Today I am optimistic:

~that there’s a cure in the near future for Prader Willi Syndrome (PWS) and I will contribute to that research with my fundraising via retreats/t-shirts.

~ That miracles will continue to happen in my life and in those lives around me.

~ That I will continue to fearlessly think things I’ve never thought before, say things I’ve never said before, and doing things I’ve never done before.

~ I am optimistic today that I will continue to live in my top 1% (thank you Alissa Finerman for this concept!) 

~ That I will continue to remember not to take things personally. That I am not the jerk whisperer.

~That my friends in the band Snow Patrol will rock the world with their newest album “Fallen Empires” and it will be the biggest hit they have ever experienced. And so it is!

~That LOVE like THIS will continue to inspire me and take over the planet. I wept at the video below. The mom in it inspires me. Doesn’t it make you feel optimistic about the human spirit and love? Imagine! And so it is. 

~I’m optimistic that I’ll get to take many more vacations where I can do crow on a table in front of the ocean while my nephew watches with joy with or without floaties on his arms. I am optimistic that soon he will be the one on the table!

~Today I am optimistic because I have made it this far despite many many bumps in my road which not only could have thrown me off my horse, but potentially killed me. I am alive! I am very much alive! Indeed. Today I am optimistic.


Tanya-b clothes make me feel optimistic, inspired and ALIVE!

What are you optimistic about today?

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13 Comments

  • Reply Jim (We Be Cool) Wiebe September 7, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    Thanks for the reminder. Even I need to be reminded to be optomistic. XX

  • Reply Nancy Bauer September 7, 2011 at 3:56 pm

    I am optimistic today because I am lucky – lucky to be loved, lucky to be healthy, lucky to have food, lucky to have been born in a country where I have opportunity. I am extremely optimistic today

    • Reply Jennifer Pastiloff September 7, 2011 at 4:03 pm

      Thank you Nancy! I feel lucky and optimistic for the very same things x jen

  • Reply Alicia September 7, 2011 at 5:26 pm

    I am optimistic about finding a cure for Pancreatic Cancer! It will happen one day. I am optimistic about my boyfriends music career taking off and soaring so high! I’m optimistic about my families business taking off and they being financially independent in less than a year! I am optimistic about you, JP, my soul sister.

  • Reply Jennifer Pastiloff September 7, 2011 at 5:31 pm

    Thank you for sharing! I love it!

  • Reply barbarapotter September 7, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    Thank you for making my day better.

  • Reply Darren September 7, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    I’m optimistic about the outcome of the rest of the work week!

  • Reply Ashley September 8, 2011 at 5:45 am

    I’m optimistic about changing my mindset to manifest my dreams!

  • Reply Shannon Skaff September 8, 2011 at 6:42 am

    Today I’m optimistic about trees and community and our opportunity to unite in what is True and Good!

  • Reply David Romero October 7, 2011 at 3:36 pm

    Jennifer – Thank you for being you. The glass is never empty – where it’s water or air. You are a single presence in the universe, a devine being, a spirit letting loose, and you are unique. The energy that flows through all of us has brought us all together in one way or another. We are all teachers thirsting for knowledge, growth, and evolution. Many times we try to analyze life this instead of giving gratitude and thanks for the beauty we have created. Some will try to push their influence and tell you it isn’t, but life is beautiful – when we go through our daily lives, give praise for every step we take. You are supposed to be where you are spposed to be at every waking moment in your life. There is no chance in a world that you have created and will continue to create through positive intention/affirmation – there is only the purpose and intention that you set forth in this life. Today it is to be optimistic. So be optimistic, be beautiful, share your love, share you light – and bask in the revelation that you have the power of your perspective.

  • Reply barbarapotter October 7, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    Today I am optimistic that I will not need medications. That I can do it without them.

  • Reply barbarapotter October 7, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    Oh, Yea!!!

  • Reply Terry Lakritz January 1, 2013 at 7:10 am

    Today I am optimistic for a fabulous new year with new beginnings. I am optimistic for health, happiness, peace, prosperity and love. I CAN manifest this.

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