Why opt in? Because the truth is, we were created magnificently, and are called to be stewards of what we were entrusted with.
We have beautiful bodies and faces, kind hearts and hands that will not give up.
We all are built and designed for continual renewal.
Examples are all around, not just in human form, but look to nature and see this truth unfold before you.
I won’t give up. I hope you won’t either.
Optimism takes a fervent commitment toward what can come from hopelessness and despair, and what presents itself as lost can indeed be found.
Optimism does not mean one hides or hoards, avoids, or is unaware. It means one will continue to give from, expand, and promote renewal in any way possible.
Perhaps begin with seeing yourself, your body, your face as something good and beautiful.
Perhaps see this and speak affirmations in others around you.
Perhaps walk in nature and exclaim to the heavens, that yes! This is good.
Perhaps then, you may be filled with bold delight, that you may see “streams within the wastelands”, and that together with Divine guidance, commit to participating in rebuilding, renewing, and intentionally stewarding loveliness in all.
* inspired out of scripture Isaiah 43:19