Where do you fall on the optimism - pessimism spectrum? What about your kids?
Me? I'm definitely on the pessimistic side. Or, as we negative-minded folks like to say, "I'm not a pessimist; I'm a realist." (As if we hold the only keys to truth.)
I can be so negative, that I once made it a goal to make myself think of one positive thing every day for a month. I have to work to be optimistic.
Not my daughter, Hannah. She is purely optimistic in nature. And while this causes some turmoil between us (mostly my fault), I am overjoyed that God created her with such hope and innocence.
In her optimism, Hannah is reflecting God's image in her.
Want to learn more? Check out my latest guest post on the Family Matters blog, called Reflecting God's Image in Optimism.
I'm positive that you'll enjoy reading it.
Then, check out the 2nd part of this series: My Son's Struggle with Pessimism. And Mine, Too.