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:
- They express gratitude.
- They donate their time and money.
- They are interested in others.
- They surround themselves with upbeat people.
- They don’t listen to naysayers.
- They forgive others.
- They smile.
It’s worthy of try. Let’s all practice these simple traits in Ashtabula County.