Dear Optimists,

I had been working up the “courage” to go outside to soak up some sun and go for a walk. It was definitely for the better – an Optimists told me so herself.

As I walked, I kept on thinking about what makes me feel like this; why do I feel all alone when I’ve got such good friends and such awesome readers that helps me look at the positive in life?

My smile was upside down, even as I kept reminding myself of all the love I receive daily. That was until I saw him.

You could tell he was happy deep within himself. The cold weather made me shake a little; it had been raining all night and the roads were paved in puddles. He looked at one and without thinking jumped right in, splashing water everywhere.

As I walked by, he didn’t stop. He looked so happy.

I started humming “Bye, Bye Blackbird” while jumping in the puddle next to him with a HUGE smile on my face.


Rain Rain, Don’t Go Away

Dear Optimists,

I woke up today to find a rainy morning. Most people don’t enjoy the rain, but I LOVE it! There’s something nice about getting wrapped up in a blanket on a rainy day and watching a movie, or reading a book, playing a game, even if it’s video games!

I love the rain. The smell of it hitting the hot road in mid-summer, the sounds it makes when the windows are open, there’s something so relaxing, so calming about it. I even love the gray look it gives the day and how the world looks so different without our old friend, the sun.

What do you do on a rainy day?