Word of the Day: Optimism

optimism op·ti·mism ˈäptəˌmizəm noun 1. hopefulness; confidence in success “Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement; nothing can be done without hope.” -Helen Keller, 1880-1968 2. the state of having a positive outlook, especially about the future “Pessimism leads to weakness, optimism to power.” -William James, 1842-1910 3. an inclination to anticipate the best possible outcome “Optimism inspires, energizes, and brings out our best.” -Price Prichett, 1941-