Monday, March 2, 2015

Quote of the Week

The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails. - William Arthur Ward

This is a variation on whether the glass is half full or half empty with one difference.  In addition to the half-empty pessimist and the half-full optimist, we have the realist. The realist is the one who views all the angles and adapts to the current situation.

This lake is particularly fickle, and the wind can be blowing one minute and dead the next. The boat next to you may catch the wind and leave you sitting still. The realist looks at the surrounding conditions and makes the appropriate adjustments.

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  1. Sorry to be so late in my visit. This week has been crazy. I love the quote. I think I'd prefer to be the realist. I used to love sailing. My ex-husband got a boat. Neither of us were naturals. When we used to come in to dock the boat, all the other people around ran to help...not just because they were kind-hearted, but because they were afraid we'd take out their boats. Eventually, we got better at docking.

    1. Hey Sara! I hope it was a crazy good week. Docking can be tricky especially with winds like at the lake in the picture. Sometimes that's when the wind picks up.


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