Intentional Optimism - Characteristic #4

Sep 06, 2019

Fourth, an Intentional Optimist is:

Energetic: Productivity is the name of the game here, not just excitement.  Having an industrious bent allows us to provide for ourselves, our families and others, in ways that empower.  Having a “Life” focus, guiding ourselves and those around us toward things that are regenerative in nature, always producing for the future.

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Intentional Optimism - Characteristic #3

Sep 05, 2019

Third, an Intentional Optimist is:

Courageous: We are charismatic servant leaders with a vision for the future!  This requires an adventurous and resilient spirit, ready to walk alongside and guide other women into their next best step.

Courage comes in all shapes and sizes.  What does courage look like to you?

Do you need to BE encouraged?

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Intentional Optimism - Characteristic #2

Sep 04, 2019

Second, an Intentional Optimist is: 

Present: When you are “in the moment,” it’s so much easier to be captivated by the wonder of what is right in front of you - beauty, intensity, sensitivity - and generously share your time, resources, expertise and wisdom from that place. Being present allows us to be kind and open to others and new ideas, fostering a more flexible,...

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Intentional Optimism - Characteristic #1

Sep 03, 2019

As I mentioned yesterday, there are six basic characteristics of Intentional Optimism… 

The first:

Optimistic: This is the idea that we can view our circumstances through the filter of hope. Hope is not a wish, it’s based in truth and the evidence around us.  It’s being willing to see the positive (glass half full) in a situation, and being proactive, in order to...

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Welcome!!

Sep 02, 2019

Well, HELLO!

I’m Andrea, and I welcome YOU to my blog! 

Here, I apply my own philosophy - the lens through which I view the world - to real life. I call it:

“Intentional Optimism.” 

Intentional Optimism is primarily based on Proverbs 31:10-31 - where we find a description of a fascinating, strong, competent, well-rounded and worldly wise woman, who is so confident in...

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3,650

Jul 31, 2019

Originally posted February 12, 2019

It’s been 3,650 days since my son was placed in my hands by the 18 year old girl, who carried him in her body for 280 days.

She had planned to keep him. To care for him and raise him.  But after only 53 days, she realized the resources, strength, energy and community available to her were not enough. Or at least not in a way that would help him...

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My theme for 2019

Jul 31, 2019

Originally posted January, 2019

As you may have guessed, intentionality is a necessity for me - especially in planning. I know that I’m likely to flit around like a happy butterfly from topic to topic if I don’t direct my focus somewhere. So for the past several years, I’ve found it helpful to pick a theme word. Something that would define my planned journey of growth, or act...

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