Monday, August 18, 2008

The Pollyanna Attitude

When you look for the bad in mankind expecting to find it,
you surely will.
~ Abraham Lincoln
Remember Pollyanna? Pollyanna's father gave her a brooch inscribed with Lincoln's quote. It became her life philosophy, but she framed it in a positive light, looking for something to be glad about in every situation. It started when they were very poor and relied on charity. One Christmas, Pollyanna got crutches, and she was disappointed and upset. Her father said she could be glad because it was a reminder that she did not need them! "The Glad Game" became part of her life. It sounds like a wonderful attitude to me.

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1 comment:

Bubbie said...

wonderful post Vicki. I especially like the quote. I never knew who to attribute it to before.