Friday, October 9, 2009

Optimism

In order to better understand people's views of the world, a researcher once placed two children, one a pessimist, and the other an optimist, alone in separate rooms. The pessimist was placed in a colorful room full of all kinds of imaginative toys...the optimist was put in a room filled with horse manure. The first child played in the room for a little while, but soon came to the door asking to leave, because the toys were boring, and because they broke too easily. Likewise, the young optimist soon came to the door...but rather than asking to leave, she asked for a shovel. Of course, the researcher asked the child why she wanted a shovel. She replied, "With all this manure around, I know that there must be a pony in here somewhere."

- Unknown


10 comments:

Samantha said...

How cute and how true !

Beth (A Mom's Life) said...

I love this!

Lori said...

I would hope that I would be the optimist.

Cathy said...

Aw, that is really cute, Denise.

Anne L.B. said...

I love this example! I'd only heard it as a one line quote (which I used on my blog back on June 19). But I'm glad to hear "the rest of the story" and know about that pessimist!

Oh Sew Good said...

Khe hee! Very funny.

Talk..to..Grams said...

Hi Denise! Hope you are feeling good today! Great verse!!! Hugs Grams

Hootin' Anni said...

I love this.

Debbie said...

That is the type of optimism I'm trying to cultivate! It sure is a lot easier when I keep my eyes on Jesus!! Have a great weekend...

purplemoose said...

I could use a shovel right now. ;) Thanks for your sweet words on my blog this week.