A Future So Bright, I Have to Wear Shades – Daily Quote


I’m an optimist. The choice was easy pessimists are way too depressing. As a child, I remember listening to people spouting gloom and doom. They predicted the sky’s falling and swore we were going to hell in a handbasket. I trembled in my shoes, cowered under my covers, and prayed the boogeyman wouldn’t creep from under my bed to carry me into the night. Each morning the sun arrived to banish the darkness, and a brilliant blue sky buoyed my hope.

Their predictions rarely came true, and I learned to dismiss their warnings. Perhaps I was precocious when I challenged the status quo and dared to seek the silver lining. I looked for evidence to discredit their opinions. I imagined a bright future filled with boatloads of opportunities and smooth sailing. Not that I don’t have negative thoughts or feel depressed, overwhelmed, and discouraged. It may seem counter-intuitive, but recognizing negative thoughts, confronting them, and challenging their validity puts you on the path to optimism.

Life can be awful, scary, and uncertain. But the fact is, change is constant. There is a saying that everything comes to pass, but nothing comes to stay. So, I can focus on the negative and drown in misery, or embrace the option of celebrating the rain, smelling the roses, and creating a bright future.

What excites you about tomorrow?


Keep on writing.

Jo Hawk The Writer

15 thoughts on “A Future So Bright, I Have to Wear Shades – Daily Quote

  1. What excites me about tomorrow? Hmmm, interesting question! What excites me and scares me at the same time is whether or not my car will start should I need to go anyplace.
    We went to use it Friday (and had just used it two or three days earlier and it wouldn’t start.
    AAA jump started me and I took it in to be checked and serviced – all checked out good. Haven’t had the need to go anyplace since then but the suspense of whether it will start is weighing heavy on my mind.
    But being that it is Sunday and Easter, couldn’t do anything today if I did check it out so I will see what tomorrow brings.
    Life and it’s little mysteries.
    By the way, I wrote 1100 words yesterday.

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    • Wow, my friend. I hope your car started for you. There is nothing I hate more than needing to go someplace and having to rely on undependable/questionable transportation. It really causes unnecessary anxiety. I have my fingers crossed. 🤞🏻💕🙏


  2. So familiar…and yet – though it may be but a minor lift – there’s a sometimes delicious anticipation of what awaits when I turn on my lap-top each morning! Believe it or not, it happened yesterday. I write a modest column for our local CB newspaper here in Spain, and was actually ‘head-hunted ‘by a prestigious art group to help them out, MOI? It just goes to show – however ancient you are, you must NEVER give up. I’m nearly 89…(mentally 40 mentioned before…) Hugs xx

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    • Joy! That is amazing news. Congratulations. ✨👍✨ I am sure your “head-hunter” is wise beyond their years and recognizes what an honor it will be to work with you. Have fun in your new position, and I can’t wait to hear more wonderful news. 💕💗💕


  3. Thank you, Jo! I mustn’t let it go to my head…but I have been writing – and enjoying – that column for many years with hardly a comment, so it was special! xx


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