Misha Crews

Love stories about old houses and family secrets.

“Choose to be optimistic, it feels better.” – His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Here’s my deep thought for the week:

We live in turbulent times. Sometimes it can even feel irresponsible to be happy, when there is so much bitterness and pain in the world.

But true optimists aren’t “head-in-the-clouds dreamers.” They are boots-on-the-ground, eyes-on-the-prize warriors. They look on the bright side because that’s the side that matters. And they won’t stop working until all sides are bright. For these people, failure is not an option; the only acceptable ending is a happy one.

So don’t feel ashamed of laughing through the bad times, or finding levity in dark hours. Let your goofy grin disguise your steely-eyed determination. See the world the way it is: beautiful, underneath and in spite of all the tragic mess. And keep working until others can see it that way, too.

Hugs to you, friends! And thank you for brightening my life.


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