Center for Spiritual Living

“Meeting Difficulty with Optimism” (07/16/23)

Rev. Mary Murray Shelton

Optimistic people are more persistent with the pursuit of goals, the development of relationships and with physical and emotional well-being. One study showed that optimism correlates—to a high degree—with good mental health. Optimism is a positive coping technique for survivors of disasters, and optimists may also have better health throughout their life span overall. It seems that even if nothing changes, the optimist is happier day-to-day than other folks.

Are you an optimist, a pessimist, a realist, or an idealist? It’s likely you may be a bit of them all depending on the moment and situation. We’re going to dive in to the idea that we can all increase our baseline optimism levels and reap the benefits of increased happiness.

COULD YOU USE A BOOST DURING YOUR DAY? Our prayer practitioners take turns recording a prayer of help and inspiration each week. This is available to anyone who calls our Inspiration Line 24- hours a day: (415) 553-3804.

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