Definition of Optimism:
Hopefulness and confidence about the future.

Synonyms of Optimism:
Hope, confidence, good cheer, cheerfulness, positiveness, etc.

These notes are from recovery in AA and/or related 12 step programs. Readers are encouraged to click external links for more detail. We hope you find them helpful.

Love in fellowship.


What I think about surrounds me.
What I allow to be entertained in my mind becomes a reality.

If I concentrate on developing positive thoughts, I will attract positive people and events to my life. My potential will be increased. I cannot control what thoughts come into my mind, but I can control my perception and reaction to them. –Help for Helpers/Anonymous | More…


Today I am an optimist.
I believe in life, and more importantly, I believe in me.

I know that God cares and this brings me hope.
When I was told to put down the drink and follow some new directions, I half-heartedly agreed.

I began to listen. Slowly I changed.
Peace was within my grasp. –Father Leo | More…


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