I’ve always been an optimistic, glass half full, gonna be ok kind of girl. Even when things are at their worst, something inside me always thinks that some how, some way things will turn out for the best. Call it faith, call it hope, call it unrealistic; I call it ME. I’m not really into reality. It’s WAY too harsh. I like knowing all the possibilities and the worst case scenarios, but I want to wear my rose colored bifocals while learning these things.
This personality trait of mine has been sorely tested over the past few weeks/days, but it and I are still hanging on. I wouldn’t have it any other way. Being happy and finding hope takes faith and, let’s be honest, a little good old-fashioned work sometimes! I know there are those who might call me naive, but during tough times it takes a lot more moxie to remain positive than it does to succumb to the “dark side”. I’ll take all the extra work as long as I stay in the light, thank you very much!
The Bible tells us in Hebrews 11:1, “Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.” C-O-N-F-I-D-E-N-C-E. “Reliance on one’s circumstances; the state of being certain.”
And in Matthew 9:27-30, Jesus healed 2 blind men simply because they had faith (confidence) that he COULD heal them. Shouldn’t I always expect and rely on things being the best in any situation as well?
In Hinduism the word faith is used in a much broader sense than just a religious one. Reason and thought belong to the mind. Faith and intuition are closely related and belong to the heart. I like that, and it sums up my attitude. How could I NOT have an optimistic attitude if my goal, path of choice, belief in what is best is a positive one??? That’s what faith is.
So, to all you realists out there: If it’s working for you, go with it, but don’t tell ME, “you need to be realistic.” Why should I? I much prefer having faith while listening to my heart and intuition with just a smidge of common sense over an ole drab and reasonable realistic attitude any day! 💕 ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️