op-ti-mist / ŏp-tə-mĭst
1. one who looks on the bright side of things
A pessimist is a well-informed optimist.
2. Optimist, a member of Optimist International, a volunteer organization made up of more than 2,900 local Optimist Clubs throughout the world that is dedicated to “Bringing Out the Best in Kids”
By providing hope and positive vision, Optimists bring out the best in youth, our communities and ourselves.
Mission statement of Optimist International