Positive thinkers aren’t automatically optimists. Author Loretta LaRoche is not only funny, she’s wise. In her book Life is Short Wear Your Party Pants she suggests that those people who say their problems will simply go away by thinking positive thoughts aren’t optimists; they’re idiots. Instead, real optimists are those who think: Anything could happen today, and whatever does I can handle it.
Winston Churchill wrote: “The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty.”