poems

OPTIMISM

OPTIMISM

4/22/1990

 

Optimism . . . it’s magic! It’s essential!

There is the story about two boys—the Optimist and the Pesssimist.

The Pessimist receives a gift of a pony but cannot ride it for fear of falling off, and other bad things that can happen.

The Optimist receives a truck full of horse manure. He plows into it, digging through it because “With all this manure, there must be a pony in here somewhere.”

So we approach life with optimism or pessimism.

The optimist scales the magic mountains. The pessimist sits at the bottom thinking of reasons he cannot get to the top.

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