A British pensioner who amazed people with the details of her love life with her Egyptian husband has revealed that she has split from her spouse. Iris and her love have called it quits after 2 years of a happy marriage, but the woman seems not upset by this fact. On the contrary, the lady demonstrates unshattered optimism and continues building her life how she likes it.
Joan Collin’s career includes more than 50 films, dozens of performances, and even her own one-woman show. She is a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame but it was Alexis Carrington’s character in Dynasty that made her overwhelmingly famous and loved around the globe. And as “Dame Joan” turns 90, she astonishes us with even more energy than in previous decades.
At the peak of his career and a very young age, Michael J. Fox received the news that would change his life forever. It took him seven years to tell it publicly, but when he finally opened up to the world, he decided to do something with the power that fame had given him. Many years later, with sincerity and realistic optimism, he talks about what it was like growing up with Parkinson’s and leaves an encouraging message for all those going through a similar situation.
Everybody experiences bad days every now and then, leaving us wanting to stay in and curl up in bed. But some people manage to find optimism in the worst situations, and they inspire us to do the same. Here are 16 times people found a way to make an unlucky day easier.
We all can remember an incident that became a key event in our life that changed things to some extent. Some of these crucial events are very positive and optimistic, like getting married or giving birth to a long-awaited baby. But some things in our life may happen against our will and are meant to make us stronger. Such a thing happened to a famous model named Paola Antonini, and this fragile woman appears to have such a vivid love of life that she keeps blossoming and spreading light, even after an almost fatal accident.
Being a parent isn’t always fun and games. People who have kids in their teens usually brace for another critical period in their child’s development. The teenage years are considered to be especially difficult, as our dear offspring may behave like adults one minute and small kids the next. An actor, producer, and businessman, Mark Wahlberg knows the struggles of parenting, as he’s a father of 4. He eagerly shares his tips on how to deal with the whims of kids at a certain age.
You are doing your health a big favor by seeing the proverbial glass half full rather than half empty. Research has shown that optimism can help you lead a healthier life, no matter your current physical state, so a positive outlook works out for the best. People who are more hopeful for tomorrow might just end up having a better day.
Sometimes, while falling into bad situations, people around us advise we look at things more positively. And even though it might be annoying, they’re right, as optimism offers various benefits for our mental health. It may boost confidence, improve quality of life, and, unexpectedly, even make you sleep better.
Our day may sometimes start with a chain of events that we hardly expected and planned. We may go to a hairdresser and get a “nightmare haircut”, or order something online and receive a package that may make us say, “Why?” But there are people who have a super-ability to laugh and smile at such misfortunes, proving that a good sense of humor can really save your day.
Parenting is not a piece of cake, but at least there are ways you can make the experience smoother. The main ingredient is patience — you can also add a touch of optimism and a dash of humor. However, the cherry on top is a good parenting tip from parents who’ve perfected it by trial and error.
Smiling not only boosts our mood, but also provides several health advantages for our bodies. It lifts our spirits and helps us cope with stressful situations. When we’re having a bad day and need a pick-me-up, having something to smile about nearly always helps us feel better. Even the smallest act might become a dazzling light of optimism in a dark moment.
In our world, which is hyper-focused on social media, it may seem like everyone is bragging about their success. But there are some brave people who don’t just show the best and the coolest, but rather share and talk about their failures, and find the courage to laugh at them. And it’s a well-known truth that people who laugh in the face of failure, are likely to be leaders.
A study suggests that positivity and optimism can have an impact on our physical and mental well-being. And people from all over the world show us that no matter what they are dealing with, things can be better. That’s why we admire these people and their attitude which, even in the face of the worst possible scenarios, remains happy and full of hope.
Smiling and laughing don’t only serve as good painkillers and antidepressants. Surprisingly, if you smile, you look younger, according to scientists. And if a good joke or a laughable picture is spiced up by some charisma, it can add up to the whole effect and make you feel comfortable and relaxed.
We’ve all probably had unpleasant situations in our lives when our reality wasn’t the same as our expectations. But if you share what happened to you, you’ll notice that you start feeling much better. And it’s great if you can laugh about it with someone else.
Each of us has likely heard encouraging pieces of advice that actually made us feel worse. “Don’t overthink it, everything is going to be fine,” or “Don’t be sad, other people have it even worse!” Such phrases aren’t really helpful, but instead, they encourage us to avoid our problems and suppress true feelings.
Psychiatrist Victor Frankl defines tragic optimism as saying “yes” to life despite the loss, pain, and guilt that we must face. While toxic positivity insists that we should only have a positive mindset, tragic optimism encourages us to feel difficult emotions that come from tragedy and find the meaning in them.
Sometimes the universe has a merciless sense of humor, and the heroes of this article had a chance to experience it firsthand. Some of them had to spend 7 days on the road just to eventually turn around. And others left a better parking space for their neighbors, only to get their own car broken. Then there are some people who purchased prepaid car washes and never got a clean car. These are just a few examples of the irony the universe dishes out to us.
Colors that you pick on a daily basis can translate information to the world. For example, if you like to wear red clothing, you can be associated with being a dominant person. But there are more colors and they can affect your behavior and mood, and have an impression on others in different ways.
An important mission of visual arts is to provide us with alternative answers to the question of who we are, as well as to help us to find consolation in works of art. And this is the perfect description for work by Cristina Bernazzani, who combines artistic practices at Depositphotos with practical ways to help people in her daily career.
We tend to think that being healthy and having good genes are the keys to living longer. However, a study showed that being in a happy relationship is the thing we should rely on. And there are more little habits that can help too.
In a sometimes not-so-bright reality, we all strive to keep believing in wonders, which are, if you look closely, all around us. A story of a stranger who got surprisingly lucky, or a mother’s unconditional love for her child, or even a dog’s sincere excitement — just looking at such things can fill us with hope and optimism. In fact, they can even prolong our life a bit, as one study suggests.
Where do plots of popular tragic comedies that make viewers around the world both shed a tear and laugh even come from? Maybe they were stolen right off of Twitter because the social platform is abundant with touching stories that can easily make stellar movie plots.
Not only is it important to keep a good spirit at any time, but also to share it with others. Why not make someone beside you a little bit happier — that’s the motto of the folks from this article, whose actions will warm up anyone’s heart.
Nostalgia promotes optimism, inspiration, and creativity. It can even raise our self-esteem, according to a study. So sometimes it’s important to break away from modern reality and plunge into the world of a pleasant and nostalgic past.
Children make us really happy, but sometimes they do things that we have no idea how to react to. They can be funny, they can show their unusual views of the world, and they sometimes even tell detective stories. The website “Children Talk” has a huge collection of these stories and we collected the best ones for this article.
Today, optimism is a rare thing to see. People complain about the weather, their boss, or their low salary. But this is not true for everyone. As it turns out, there are still a lot of people in the world who can see the good things in just about anything: a drowned car, walking a dog in the rain, a snoring husband, and even very small potatoes.
From popularizing electric cars to striving hard to colonize Mars, this famous man aims to make the impossible possible. It’s no wonder Elon Musk, despite being a businessman, commands a following that can rival the rock stars of today.
Hardships are a part of life and sometimes we can’t control them. However, it is important to realize that they don’t last forever. We can either deal with them by ourselves or we can count on the help of good people in our lives. The content of this article is proof that things really do get better!
Nearly 6.5 million people choose Brazil as their vacation destination every year. It’s not surprising as the country boasts picturesque beaches, breathtaking mountains, remarkable examples of design and architecture, and vast national parks. If we peep behind the tourist attractions and have a look at this country from a different angle, we will see it the way the locals see Brazil — a country of great contrasts, a perfect sense of humor, unpredictable logic and never-ending optimism.
“I used to stand before the mirror and look deep into my unhappy eyes, sigh and say, ‘Oh cruel fate!’ And in a few minutes, I felt a little bit better.” This is what Moominpappa used to say. Sometimes life presents us with challenges that are difficult to get through, and this practice can actually help.