This came from Kelly Rae and her Possibilitarian Project. She started it a couple of years ago, and I just love what she wrote about being a Possibilitarian on her blog:
What is a possibilitarian?
I first saw the word ‘possibilitarian’ in a quote by Dr. Norman Peale: “Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities—always see them, for they’re always there.” I’ve been hooked on its meaning ever since. Do you see the bright light of your life’s horizon (even on the average days)? Do you feel its warmth (even when you’re struggling)? Have you begun to touch the surface of all that is possible for your life? Does it give you goosebumps to think about it (I hope it does)? If so, then you’re a possibilitarian, too.
If you …
: Believe in practicing courage, every single day.
: Believe that kindness changes everything & love always wins.
: Believe that we are all part of something beautiful, something bigger than ourselves, something deeply, profoundly, surprisingly…Good.
: Believe that success has everything to do with who you are, not what you do.
And you also …
: Want to live from the center of your life outward- a place where from which you can radiate and live a whole life, not a half-life.
: Understand that our dreams don’t necessarily belong to us, but serve as important tools, belonging to the world.
: Have overcome the odds — big odds, small odds, private odds or public odds — and still have a full heart…and hope.
Then you are most certainly a Possibilitarian.
(Side effects may include honesty, creativity, tenderness & inspired action.)