Wednesday, July 25, 2012

A Pessimist's Guide to Optimism VI

I do not make a regular practice of tossing salt, but since "...the most common contemprary belief requires you to toss a pinch of spilt salt over your left shoulder, into the face of the devil..." (wiki) who lurked there, I will compare the salt to a good dash of realism.

What's honey-roasted without nuts? Sweet without sour? A dash of salt keeps flavor on an even keel, just as a dash of realism keeps an optimistic scale in balance.

Do you dare to call yourself an optimist now that your've been practicing for months? Now that there's been no sign of the devil on your shoulder for days, if not weeks? Try it. Shout it! Even whispering it is okay.

*clapping* *cheering* *whisteling* *throwing flowers*

PS Scroll down to celebrate with me...I jumped into the query pool and I'm celebrating with a giveaway!

7 comments:

Andrea Franco-Cook said...

Although I appreciate the blessings in my life, I tend to peek over my shoulder a lot. No harm in keeping an eye out for another lurker.(:
Cute post.

Laura Marcella said...

Sometimes I knock on wood. It's so silly, but you never know! :)

Donna K. Weaver said...

Hope for the best but be prepared for the worst? ;)

Laraine Eddington said...

Salted caramels, now there's a delicious display of the law of opposition.

Mimi said...

The salt one was never one of mine, but definitly I do knock on wood. If there's none nearby, I just knock on my head instead!

Leslie S. Rose said...

I have a penchant for wishing on shooting stars. Good luck with the querying. Just remember - it's a marathon not a sprint.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Michelle - best foot forward .. and thankfully I manage to keep a good face on ... and seem to be able to weather the storms ...

Good luck with the querying .. and as it's the Olympics - practise, practise, practise ... and taking part is the gold ... cheers Hilary