An optimist is the human personification of spring.

Today is quote day! Last week, I wrote about more our responsibility to think things through, rather than just complain.  This week’s quote  is inspired by the time change that springs us ahead into longer, warmer, sunnier days:

An optimist is the human personification of spring.
-Susan J. Bissonette

These past few days in Iqaluit have definitely started to feel like spring.  Unlike southern Ontario, our spring-like weather is not accompanied by dreary grey skies and lots and lots of rain, rather warmer wind (I only had to wear windpants OR long johns to be warm enough), more snowfall, bluer skies and longer days (we are up to twelve hours of sunlight—take that, southern Ontario!).  People are excited about these changes in the outdoor world around us… and may be embracing optimism just a little bit more as a result.

Spring is a promise that the snow will melt, the sun will shine and tulips will grow (not if you live in Iqaluit, but…).  Optimism is the perspective that change will come, improvements are possible, and one day, even if that day is not today, the sun will shine.  Both lead to happier places.. one just takes a little bit more imagination.

In the spring, spring ahead!

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3 thoughts on “An optimist is the human personification of spring.

  1. Pingback: “Live as if you would die tomorrow. Learn as if you would live forever” – Gandhi « Everything I Learned

  2. Ahhh, springtime in Iqaluit. The time of year when you get to say, “Hurray, it’s warm enough to snow.”

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