Today's word is Optimism.
"Hopefulness and confidence about the future or the successful outcome of something."
I will be the first person to admit that I am not the most optimistic person. I fret. I worry. I "what if" a lot. Especially at this juncture of my life with school being a possibility, full time jobs being few and far between, running is just going so-so...
It's hard to be positive some days.
But looking at the definition of the optimism again, one word really sticks out to me: hopefulness.
I am hopeful. I have an abundance of hope. There are so many things that I am hoping go one way or another at the moment.
I am hopeful that I get into grad school.
I am hopeful that the government is kind enough to pay for it.
I am hopeful that we find the funds to pay the bills while I'm in school.
I am hopeful that if I don't get into school, God provides a really great job for me instead.
I am hopeful that my body will get it together so I can run pain free.
I am hopeful that a pain free body leads to two marathons this year.
So while I may not be super confident about what is happening this week, next week, next month, next year - I am hopeful.