What is optimism? Welcome some in to lighten it up


What is optimism? Welcome some in to lighten it up

By Doc Pow (aka Jim Barr)

In today’s world, many of us are arriving at a new understanding of what matters. The reality is we are moving through some challenging days. Being optimistic means that, yes, these are challenging days, but there is a brighter future on the other side of it all. 

In all of the reading I’ve been doing on the topic, Simon Sinek, in my view, really sums it up beautifully.

If you are looking for a brighter future @ZenSeekers we recommend taking the following steps.

1. Wear bright, wear light so that the light can shine in. You can help be the light by your clothing choices.  Time for the blacks, the browns and the other dark colours, bring out the brights and go big on the whites.

The Weather Network’s Kyle Britton has the right idea here.

2. Be the hero of your own journey and use the tag #ImOptimistic to share your story.

Perhaps its time to pick up a new hobby, learn a language online or build your family tree.

3. Appreciate and tap into your community. Call your grandparents every Saturday, (or whatever day works for you) and check in with your folks on the regular, connect with a friend you haven’t spoken to in a while and be kind. For many Vancouverites, they’ve been able to celebrate their heroes with the #7PMResponse. This is such an uplifting initiative.

4. Listen to Dave Mathews, who challenges us to buy local and support the small businesses you love at a time when they really need us.  Check out how Dave talks about the art of paying it forward right now and what that means to keep your community vibrant of all those funky places you love to spend time in (jump to the 4:44 mark if you don't require some musical warm-up).

5. Be confident knowing your environment is going to be OK. Optimism leaves a light on, like this Destination BC #Covid19Response

Optimism can be achieved through many things, skiing, hiking, biking or even just learning to sit still, while one of the most responsive forms is through connection.  As the world spins in new ways, catch a wave by joining a new online group or by taking on a few of our suggestions above.

Make a friend's day, please share this page and let us know what you find #ZenSeekers #ImOptimistic