I was going to start this post with a negative word, but as it turns out, that is simply not possible.
Because, you see, sometimes you meet people who are optimistically happy about life. People who believe in you even when you don’t want to. People who have faith and people whose earnestness is a rare and seldom-appreciated form of courage. People who make you smile; people who bring out the best in you; and people who make you realize that greeting life with two fistfuls of sand at the ready isn’t always necessary
Here is a toast to the optimists we meet in life: may you always be bathed in a bubble of goodness.
May you always keep finding a good thing to say about everyone.
May you always be quick with a smile and a compliment, and may that can-do bubble protect you from those who mistake your naïveté and goodness for what they think is blandness or lack of an interesting disposition. You make the sunny days brighter: you keep life light. We all need you, like we need sunshine and puppies and kittens and soft down pillows.
Never, ever change– but if you must, only do so for the better. And please, keep smiling and having faith in those of us who really need it.