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#JusJoJan the 16th/23 – Optimism – it’s like a cone

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Our prompt word of the day today is “optimism.” Thank you so much, June for your wonderful prompt!

In coming up with something to write on the subject of optimism, I’ve discovered something. As I so often do.

I’ve discovered that optimism is easier the narrower the subject gets. Case in point:

Am I optimistic about the state of the world? Not really. At least not with the way it’s going.

The state of my country? A bit more so, but it’s beginning to go the way of the world.

The province I live in? Not unless we can get rid of Doug Ford.

My family? Sure. We’re doing okay.

This post?

I have the highest optimism that it’s going to get posted in three … two … one …

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This somewhat optimistic post is brought to you by Just Jot it January and June! Please be sure to check out June’s blog here!

For Just Jot it January, click the following link to see how you, too, can join in! https://lindaghill.com/2023/01/16/daily-prompt-jusjojan-the-16th-2023/ It’s fun!

Author: Linda G. Hill

There's a writer in here, clawing her way out.

9 thoughts on “#JusJoJan the 16th/23 – Optimism – it’s like a cone

  1. Countdown to the things we can directly influence…flows directly upward to the world at large.
    Good reminder!

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  2. That is optimistism for you very subjective!
    💜💜

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  3. Pingback: Just Jot It January, Optimism | Darswords

  4. Linda, You make a good point that optimism is like a cone and that it’s a perspective influenced by the amount of control we have in any situation. I will continue to ponder this. 😉

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  5. True, we are more optimistic about things nearer to us

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