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Posted on Nov 29, 2012 in Dear Leader, Leadership

Dear Optimistic Leader

Dear Optimistic Leader

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Dear Optimistic Leader,

Thank you! You are such a rare gift. We need you so much more than you know. Every day we are bombarded with criticism and negativity. We see in TV shows, commercials, the News, tweets and facebook.

We’re so prone to be negative that it seems impossible to overcome the tendencies we have towards it. Yet, you do it every day! Even on your worst day, you’re more optimistic than many of us on our best days.

You are a blessing. When the sky is falling, you are thankful for the new opportunities that lie ahead. When you run out of money, you are thankful for the chance to learn through the tough time. When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade Slurpees and give them away.

Whatever you do, don’t stop. When people come along and criticize you for being to optimistic, please don’t listen. For some reason, people think being negative and critical makes them look smart. How absurd is it that people criticize you for being negative. Instead, let it be motivation to be even more optimistic.

The world doesn’t change on the backs of the pessimist. The world changes because someone like you believes we can make the world a better place. You are a world changer.

When we interact with you, you not only bring a smile to our face, you move us from our own negativity to a place of hope.

So, thank you again for being optimistic. Thank you for teaching us to hope. Thank you for brightening our day and teaching us to see the light in the world around us.

We couldn’t do it without you!