Idealist 400

(Day 5 of 30)

I am an idealist. But I’m not naïve.

I believe in great things, in my dearest dreams, in people at their very most and very best. I believe these things because believing in their opposites feels wrong to me. I don’t want to think of people at their worst and their meanest. That doesn’t mean that I don’t understand those opposites exist. Of course they do. I just choose not to focus on them because, energetically, if I am focusing on the negative I am strengthening it with that attention. I’m not willing to do that.

I’ve had debates with people who think that my idealism is cute or sweet or precious. As though I’m some granny who forgot her hankie is tucked up her sleeve, exactly where she left it. I’m not forgetful of all the badness in the world. I haven’t lost my edge. My brain is not muddled, nor am I someone to be dismissed. Idealists are important.

We are those people who say REACH HIGH! And when you’ve reached as high as you think you can, we’ll stand beside you and say, NO, HIGHER!!

We believe that of every great event in history, there is another one waiting to happen.

We ask you to dig deep in your soul and find your very best and that you should give that best to everything you do.

We demand that you think about what you say before you say it because our words matter.

So you go ahead and be a realist or a pessimist, or even an optimist if you want. I’m not going to stop you or tell you you’re misguided. I’d rather just sit here and think of you at your best in hopes that you’ll meet me there someday 🙂

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