i can honestly say that i have never been this excited to join a campaign. i can finally announce that i’m partnering with Frost Bank to kick off The 30-Day Optimism Challenge.
seriously cannot contain my excitement for this one. i’ve always considered myself a glass half full kind of girl, but that doesn’t mean i don’t have my glass half empty kind of days. which happens every once in a while because, well, life happens. when i’m having those glass half empty kind of days, i do my best to surround myself with reminders of positivity, or things that bring me joy. some of those things include, bright colors, sunshine and popsicles. i have a slight obsession with popsicles, and who can have a bad
day with a popsicle in hand!?
to be completely honest, i wasn’t having the best of days before these photos were taken. the crazy heat topped with even crazier humidity wasn’t helping either. then i passed by a store that was literally called “hi grace” and reminded me to give myself a little grace. it’s okay to have a bad moment, but i don’t want one bad moment to ruin an entirely good day. shortly after passing my storefront reminder, i ran into the most color neighborhood in singapore, nicknamed “little india”. how one can stroll through these brightly colored walls without cracking a smile is beyond me. so, i grabbed a popsicle to help beat the heat, took in my surroundings, soaked up a little sunshine and turned my day right around.
coming from some first hand experience, having an optimistic point of view truly makes life more enjoyable. being optimistic doesn’t mean you have to ignore problems and hardships that will inevitably arise, but instead face them head on with hope and confidence knowing that this too shall pass.
throughout my life, i’ve challenged myself to many things that would help me grow in experience, in life and in knowledge. i’ve challenged myself to half marathons (at a day’s notice), i’ve challenged myself to 25 things i’ve never done before while in my 25th year, i’ve challenged myself to sharing my life on the world wide web, but The 30-Day Optimism Challenge is something entirely new that has me giddy with
by joining this challenge (heyoo it’s free, y’all) everyday, for 30 days, i’ll be challenging myself to some act of optimism. there will be challenges that foster generosity, challenges that build community with others and challenges that will help mold a positive perspective.
it’s so important to be a constant work in progress and to always try your best to better yourself. this is something i have known and believed in my entire adult life, but unfortunately sometimes it takes a back seat with whatever life throws my way. i’m hoping The 30-Day Optimism Challenge helps me create positive habits that become second nature. so that the next time life gets thrown my way, i’m able to keep looking forward with my glass half full.
if you want to join me in The 30-Day Optimism Challenge, and i hope you do, all you have to do is click here and enter your e-mail address. you can also join the facebook group [here] where optimists from all over are coming together to support one another during this inspiring challenge. let’s inspire the world to be a better, happier place and let’s be optimists together.