Stick with the optimists. It’s going to be tough enough even if they’re right. (James Reston, 20th century American journalist)

Are there too few optimists around? Many of us often respond as if we are expecting the worst. We can say that if things don’t go well, we were right to be pessimistic, and if they go well, we’re pleased that it turned out all right. But, as Reston reminds us, even at its best, life can be hard, so we must continue to work at making it rewarding.

When you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. (James 1:6)