It pays off to be optimistic!

According to a recent Fast Company Magazine article, optimists aren’t just people who see the glass half full. They also make more money than pessimists and enjoy health benefits such as fewer colds, a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, and a longer life.

The article identifies seven traits that optimists share, which may be worthy of our emulation:

  1. They express gratitude.
  2. They donate their time and money.
  3. They are interested in others.
  4. They surround themselves with upbeat people.
  5. They don’t listen to naysayers.
  6. They forgive others.
  7. They smile.

It’s worthy of try. Let’s all practice these simple traits in Ashtabula County.

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