Better to be an optimist who is sometimes wrong than a pessimist who is always right. (Mark Twain, 19th-20th century humorist and author)

When the pessimist’s gloom and doom about a future event does not come true, he might say, “Well, I hoped I was wrong.” The optimist, on the other hand, is likely to be right more often than wrong, because a positive attitude goes a long way in achieving a goal. When he’s wrong, he pursues the next project with equal expectation of success.

Let us hold tightly without wavering to the hope we affirm, for God can be trusted to keep his promise (Hebrews 10:23).