Okay here is post number 2 on the road to optimisim:
"Look for the source of your pessimism. Deep-rooted negativity can often be traced to childhood experiences, when growing minds observe their circumstances and make presumptions about how the world functions. If all you saw growing up were disappointments, betrayals and failure, it's no surprise that now it's what you expect from the world as an adult. Sometimes we pick up a flair for pessimism from a parent who made negative assumptions about the world somewhere along the line. Either way, the sooner you can attribute your pessimism to a unique set of circumstances rather than the state of the world itself, the easier it'll be to change your perspective."
Oh Wow what an eye-opener.....I did have some negative childhood experiences that might have led me to feeling disappointment and betrayal. So I will be working on this and seeing if I can change my perspective. I wonder how hard it is to become optimistic when I have been feeling
pessimistic for 50 years now!
My quote of the day is "Even the longest journey begins with a single step"