I shared two tweets last night that both show optimism and growth, but at different points in life. The first is the following video of this 114 year old still learning and growing, signing up for Facebook and connecting with people. I love that she had to actually lie about her age since Facebook only allows those up to 99 to sign up.
This shows you that age is no barrier to trying something new.
The second tweet was about this 17 year old in a hospital, talking about all of the awesome things that she gets to do while she is in the hospital:
Her optimism is contagious and she makes the best out of what many would consider a bad situation.
It is easy to focus on all of the negatives in the world (there are a lot if you look for them), but videos like these two remind me that whatever you are looking for, whether it is the positive or the negative, you will eventually find. This reminded me to keep looking for the positive even in bad situations and reminded me why I love the ability we have to share our own stories of humanity.
I am reminded of someone once saying, “it is not the date on the tombstone of when you were born or when you die that matters, it is the dash in the middle.” It is important to keep making the best out of every single day we have.
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