Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Accentuate the Positive
“I am an optimist. It doesn’t seem too much use being anything else,” declared Winston Churchill.
The reality is that people who expect good things to happen are usually the ones that have good things take place in their lives.
On the other hand, those who succumb to pessimism, fatalism, and resignation do not enjoy the rewards of life that come when challenges are met with hope and optimism.
Children must be taught how to accept the positive and how to modify the negative. As that is done, children will increasingly adopt optimistic, positive ways of viewing their experiences.
Gregg, the father of an 11-year-old boy, was inspired by his son’s attitude after the youth broke his wrist playing roller hockey.
“I was so concerned for him, thinking he might be depressed by the break, the cast he had to wear, and the fact that he would not play roller hockey for several months.
“To my amazement, my son told me that breaking his right wrist gave him an ideal opportunity to see if he could learn to become ambidextrous!"