As you know, I have some big news! I am happy to announce that today is the 1-year anniversary of Optimal Optimist! Wow, I cannot even believe it's already been a whole year since my first post.
370-some days ago, I had just a little idea in my head about starting a blog about optimism. A few days later, I finally shared my thoughts with one of my best friends, who of course, supported my idea 100% and gave me the confidence I needed to start making a difference. So, on November 3, 2009, I officially start this blog. Since then, I've been typing away - and 231 posts later, I'm still here, sharing some of my thoughts and some well-known inspirational, motivational, and thought-provoking quotes with all of you!
Let me just say that I cannot thank you all enough for your overwhelming support and the enthusiasm that you bring with each comment, "Like", email, and other words of encouragement that you've shared with me. I am so happy that I have had the chance to "meet" so many other great bloggers and readers who share the same passion for life and positive thinking, and I'm excited for what the future has in store for us and this blog!
Today's featured quote is an especially inspiring one and I'm so excited to share it with you. This not only applies to the author of this blog (ahem....fixes bowtie) but also to each and every one of you who have started on your own journey of positive thinking.
The person who sends out positive thoughts activates the world around him positively and draws back to himself positive results. -Normal Vincent PealeAs Optimal Optimists, we are all activating the world around us, whether we know it or not and whether we can immediately see these changes or not, and are definitely drawing back positive results. I've shared with you all of the "positive signs" that have been popping up in my life since I've started this blog, and many of you have shared similar stories of this happening in your life as well. It's awesome!
But in addition to getting something back from optimism, we are also sending out waves of positivity into the world. We can all making a difference. And that...well, that's just an amazing thing.
So whether you've been along for the ride of the past 231 posts or are just joining us here on Optimal Optimist, I invite you to stay for another year of inspiration. I hope I can continue to share with you new quotes and stories about positivity, and I hope and encourage you to share them with your friends, family, and most importantly, with yourself every time you see that a little "pick-me-up" is needed.
Thank you again for your support of Optimal Optimist (it is you who helped make this a success!) and I look forward to continuing our path of positivity together!
Take a look back at where it all started a year ago- read some of my favorite posts and scroll through the blog archives! And as always, I'd love to hear your thoughts, stories, comments, and suggestions, so please feel free to stay in touch and contact me through the OO Facebook page or email.