It’s a good thing I’m an optimist or I’d never accomplish anything. Today marks the end of the November PAD challenge and I’m proud of myself for managing to complete 30 poems in 30 days—especially when I was away celebrating Thanksgiving with my family for 4 of those days. We never know what we can do until we give it our best try. Thanks to all of you who keeping popping in to see what’s new. I hope we’ll all be wearing our Optimist’s Hats as we enter into the homestretch of the year.
An Optimist's Dream We hear about happy endings all the time, and I suppose there are some genuine happily ever afters, but it's all perspective. The prince rescues the princess, they marry, and everyone celebrates. The evil overlord is defeated by a little troop of courageous people, small and ordinary in their day to day; the world as they know it is saved, and everyone celebrates. You rarely hear about what comes after the happy ending. Certainly life can't be perfect forever after. There have to be more trials to overcome, even it they're only the sort we all face. Life would be boring without them. But here's the thing; every ending is the start of a new beginning, where nothing is impossible and expectations are fathomless. Though they don't always look bright, beginnings are an optimist's dream. Whatever it's the start of there's a world of possibility ahead just waiting for us to reach out and take hold. The road may have its bumps, in fact navigating those bumps is what makes us grow and shine. Beginnings are new life. Beginnings are hope waiting to be fulfilled. Throw open the gates walk into the future.
~Elise Skidmore ©2021