Monday, December 18, 2006

Always Positive ...

"The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty.

A family had twin boys whose only resemblance to each other was their looks. If one felt it was too hot, the other thought it was too cold. If one said the TV was too loud, the other claimed the volume needed to be turned up. Opposite in every way, one was an eternal optimist, the other a doom & gloom pessimist.

Just to see what would happen, on the twins' birthday their father loaded the pessimist's room with every imaginable toy and game. The optimist's room he loaded with horse manure.

That night the father passed by the pessimist's room and found him sitting amid his new gifts crying bitterly. "Why are you crying?" the father asked.

"Because my friends will be jealous, I'll have to read all these instructions before I can do anything with this stuff, I'll constantly need batteries, and my toys will eventually get broken." answered the pessimist twin.

Passing the optimist twin's room, the father found him dancing for joy in the pile of manure. "What are you so happy about?" he asked.

To which his optimist twin replied, "There's got to be a pony in here somewhere!"

14 comments:

Reshmi said...

Thatz so well said..:)

Srijith Unni said...

Nice story, that was passerby..

Wish you a great day..!

With Best Regards,
Srijith.

Mahadevan said...

A good post. An optimist is always sure of himself. A pessimist is pestered with doomsday dreams.

starry nights said...

made me smile. what a nice lifes lesson to learn from this, that we can find joy and happiness from anything.thanks for sharing.

Usha said...

Absolutely! but I think that this is something that is natural and not acquired.I wish i could be like the second boy.

kavya said...

another gud one passerby.Is it possible to be an optimist in every situation??? ...coz I am both.. sometimes a pessimist and most of the times an optimist.

Keshi said...

encouraging story, ty!

Keshi.

Sara said...

Hi Passerby, another lovely story and great pictures too. Wonderful. I think we can learn to be optimists, I don't think it's easy but I'm sure we can train ourselves to look for the good in life. One of the ways I try to do this is by surrounding myself with positivity. That's why I love reading your blog!

Sreejith Kumar said...

Merry Christmas!

kavya said...

Merry christmas

Hip Grandma said...

That was a good story.You come up with really good ones.Merry X mas and happy New Year

Cecilia said...

wow..some story...did you write it? very nice and inspiring..thanks for the thought!! Merry christmas!

Neers said...

Heyyy... where have you been? have a great new year!! :)

passerby55 said...

Dear,

Reshmi,Srijith, Mahadevan, Lalitha,
Usha, KAvya, Keshi, Sara, Srijeeth,Preeta, Cecilia & Neers.

Thankyou very much, for your positive Words.