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The Glad Game - The Power of Optimism

The Glad Game – Healing the Inner Critic

“The optimist sees the rose and not its thorns; the pessimist stares at the thorns, oblivious to the rose” ~ Kahlil Gibran

The Glad Game - The Power of Optimism
Although, the Oxford dictionary defines “Pollyanna” as an excessively cheerful or optimistic person, I would be hesitant to dismiss a Pollyannaish attitude to be an unrealistic or undesirable quality just because of the use of the word excessive.

It all happened due to my love of revisiting childhood classics to reconnect with and revivify my inner child. I chose Pollyanna as a quick weekend read and as I started reading through it, I found myself extremely critical to the extent of triggering my gag reflex at the over optimistic beginnings of the book. It was so annoying that, I was saying “Yeah right!” super-sarcastically in my head every Continue Reading »