Monday, October 25, 2010

Optimism Contagious?

"I've got this friend, who is lonely. She's afraid she'll never find her one and only, " sang Faith Hill.

This last weekend, I spoke to two of my dearest friends and they both shared that they were struggling with being single. I then shared that for once, I was feeling really optimistic about being single.

A week ago, I watched my brother (who is seven years younger than me) get married to his lovely fiancee. I couldn't be happier for them! I have a new sister, whom I love. I thought back to a time when I was really struggling. She and I were on the phone chatting about my (then) current guy situation and she simply asked, "Can I pray for you?" I said yes and as she prayed with me, I broke down in tears.

Looking back, I think that was the start of my new positive outlook.

This weekend, I was asked how I could maintain my optimism, despite being single. I just replied that I believe that God has a plan for me and my life; I just need to be patient. I shared this with both of my girls over the weekend and I hope it made a diffence in their lives.

In any case, I hope that my optimism is contagious. Life's too short to worry about where you should be or who you should be with. Enjoy each moment that you've been given.

Love you dolls!