Think on these things: A 31 day series on learning optimism

I am a pessimist. DSC03501-C

There. I said it. It may not make me popular, but it’s true. This “glass half full” way of going through life isn’t something I chose; some of my earliest memories and childhood decisions were couched in it. It colors my every day as an adult. Not in a paralyzing fashion, mind you, but it affects me nonetheless.

pessimism –  an inclination to emphasize adverse aspects, conditions, and possibilities or to expect the worst possible outcome

If this was my natural inclination, then did God appoint it to me? Like introversion and extroversion, is there a place for pessimism within the Christian Body? I think it’s possible and will explore that idea more fully later in the series. Yet the hope that we have as Christians — because of our salvation and the certainty of heaven — should buoy and encourage even the most despondent of pessimists.

To that end, I’m embarking on a 31 day writing series called “Think on these things: Learning optimism”. Over the course of October, I’ll post some daily thoughts on this topic, inspired partly by Philippians 4: 

Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honorable, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. — Philippians 4:8 ASV (emphasis added)

Think

I hope that by the end of October my mind will be at least partially re-trained into a more optimistic way of thinking. Perhaps yours will be, too. Will you join me in this venture by reading and commenting regularly? Whether you’re an Eyeore like me or a perpetually sunny Tigger, we can benefit from one another’s perspective.

[Tweet “Can optimism be learned? 31 days to find out. #thinkonthesethings #write31days.”]

This post will catalog of all the posts over the 31 days (see below). Blog subscribers will receive a digest of posts once or twice a week, but Facebook fans will see the posts every day (and you can always visit the home page to see the latest).

Flourish

Series Introduction (you’re here!)
Thinkin’ and Thinkin’
The Bright Side
Let’s do Lunch
Or…
Borrowed Glasses
True /tro͞o/
Necessarily Negative
On the road to happily every after
Pure /pyo͝or/
Expecting the worst
Synonyms?
Closer to Center
Honorable /ˈänərəb(ə)l/
Pollyannaism
Rooting for good
Guarded
Just /jəst/
Pffffft
Sleeping on it
In the silence
Lovely /ˈləvlē/
No need to read between the lines
List Limitations
Arduous or Awesome?
Quotable
Admirable /adm(ə)rəb(ə)l/
Upside of Down
Oops. I did it again.
Stretch Assignment

 

118 Comments

  1. Jennifer Camp on October 1, 2014 at 7:21 pm

    Thank you for inviting me in to learn this, too, Kirsten. I pray He helps us be open and to hear, clearly, with His heart.

    • Kirsten Holmberg on October 2, 2014 at 7:52 am

      I can’t wait to see what you’ve got in store, too, Jennifer. You must know a neat crew of women to have so many adding their VOICES to your project.

  2. Jennifer Camp on October 1, 2014 at 7:21 pm

    Thank you for inviting me in to learn this, too, Kirsten. I pray He helps us be open and to hear, clearly, with His heart.

    • Kirsten Holmberg on October 2, 2014 at 7:52 am

      I can’t wait to see what you’ve got in store, too, Jennifer. You must know a neat crew of women to have so many adding their VOICES to your project.

  3. Jennifer Camp on October 1, 2014 at 7:21 pm

    Thank you for inviting me in to learn this, too, Kirsten. I pray He helps us be open and to hear, clearly, with His heart.

    • Kirsten Holmberg on October 2, 2014 at 7:52 am

      I can’t wait to see what you’ve got in store, too, Jennifer. You must know a neat crew of women to have so many adding their VOICES to your project.

  4. Kimndan on October 1, 2014 at 9:06 pm

    I will read along, and hopefully some of your newly acquired optimism will rub off on me!

  5. Kimndan on October 1, 2014 at 9:06 pm

    I will read along, and hopefully some of your newly acquired optimism will rub off on me!

  6. Kimndan on October 1, 2014 at 9:06 pm

    I will read along, and hopefully some of your newly acquired optimism will rub off on me!

  7. Kimndan on October 1, 2014 at 9:06 pm

    I will read along, and hopefully some of your newly acquired optimism will rub off on me!

    • Kirsten Holmberg on October 2, 2014 at 7:51 am

      Thanks for being part of it, Kim. Let’s choose to believe (optimistically!) that it will rub off. 🙂

  8. Anne Swierenga Nabors on October 2, 2014 at 1:03 am

    SO looking forward to this…as a fellow pessimist. I guess I am optimistic about my pessimism 😉

  9. Anne Swierenga Nabors on October 2, 2014 at 1:03 am

    SO looking forward to this…as a fellow pessimist. I guess I am optimistic about my pessimism 😉

  10. Anne Swierenga Nabors on October 2, 2014 at 1:03 am

    SO looking forward to this…as a fellow pessimist. I guess I am optimistic about my pessimism 😉

    • Kirsten Holmberg on October 2, 2014 at 7:50 am

      Love that, Anne! I hope to see you chime in here regularly, then. Care to guest post, even?

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  17. Hester Crow-Christensen via Facebook on October 2, 2014 at 8:37 pm

    enjoyed this post kirsten . . . thanks for being so honest . . .;)

  18. Hester Crow-Christensen via Facebook on October 2, 2014 at 8:37 pm

    enjoyed this post kirsten . . . thanks for being so honest . . .;)

  19. Hester Crow-Christensen via Facebook on October 2, 2014 at 8:37 pm

    enjoyed this post kirsten . . . thanks for being so honest . . .;)

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  103. Anita Hilles on November 19, 2014 at 9:18 am

    Thanks for your transparency Kirsten. I look forward to reading more of your blog & learning about our differences. : )

  104. Anita Hilles on November 19, 2014 at 9:18 am

    Thanks for your transparency Kirsten. I look forward to reading more of your blog & learning about our differences. : )

  105. Anita Hilles on November 19, 2014 at 9:18 am

    Thanks for your transparency Kirsten. I look forward to reading more of your blog & learning about our differences. : )

    • Kirsten Holmberg on November 19, 2014 at 5:39 pm

      Anita, are you an optimist, then? I’m glad we’ll be getting to know each other better, too.

  106. Kirsten Holmberg on November 19, 2014 at 5:39 pm

    Anita, are you an optimist, then? I’m glad we’ll be getting to know each other better, too.

  107. Kirsten Holmberg on November 19, 2014 at 5:39 pm

    Anita, are you an optimist, then? I’m glad we’ll be getting to know each other better, too.

  108. Kirsten Holmberg on November 19, 2014 at 5:39 pm

    Anita, are you an optimist, then? I’m glad we’ll be getting to know each other better, too.

  109. Kirsten Holmberg on November 19, 2014 at 5:39 pm

    Anita, are you an optimist, then? I’m glad we’ll be getting to know each other better, too.

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