I think I am mostly an optimistic person. There have been times during the lockdown that stress has been allowed to take over my optimism. I think many of our emotions are choices. I am not a helpless victims of my emotions, and neither are you.
Everything takes effort… even sin.
I watched this video by, Rabbi Daniel Lapin. He talks about the importance of optimism in creativity and success.
I think we are still in control of ourselves… especially if we refuse to give in to the counter culture of doom and gloom and the idea that the government must do everything for us. Did you know that the Amish are returning their stimulus checks? They do not rely on the government for anything.
Here are 100 bible verse about optimism. The word optimism is not explicitly mentioned. Do you need everything spelled out for you in 7ft high neon letters? No? Excellent.
Be the change you wish to see in the world. Be more optimistic.