O is for Onions and Optimism!

The Onion (Allium cepa), which is also known as the bulb onion, common onion is the most widely cultivated species of the genus Allium.  Wikipedia

When an onion is cut, certain compounds are released causing the lacrimal gland in the eyes to become irritated, releasing tears.

Here is a list of some of the different types of onions: baby, pearl, bermuda, cipollini, egyptian, red, green, purple, boiling, leeks, maui, scallion.


IN spite of the fact that I cry many times peeling onions; I love onions.  

There is nothing like an onion to give optimism to any food dish.

So there it is; OPTIMISM.  Yeah.

Optimists have a tendency to make lemonade out of lemons, and see the glass as half-full when it’s half-empty.   

Putting a positive spin does not change the situation but it can certainly reduce damage and put things into a better perspective. Optimism is an admirable quality, one that can positively affect mental and physical health.


why down in the mouth?
why a frown?
why a negative thought?
aim high
hope in the darkest
focus in the brightest
never give up
setbacks are fleeting
so start every day, first
by encouraging others
see the good in every-thing,
remember in the darkest sky
there’s lots of stars
each day
an opportunity
in every difficulty
a blessing in dis-guise,
get up
with a smile
I bet you’ll go the extra mile
run around, dance or play
have a fun filled day….@


jan 31, 2013


Quotes to Ponder!

“Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise.”
Victor Hugo, Les Misérables

“Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

I can do all things through God who strengtheneth me

I LOVE THIS STORY:  A small boy had a positive attitude while out in the yard playing by himself.  He said to himself, “I’m the greatest batter in the whole world.”  Then he threw the ball into the air, took a swing … and missed.  Strike one!  He said it again: “I’m the greatest batter in the whole world.”  He threw the ball in the air, took a swing … and missed it again.  Strike two!  He repeated the process for the third time … swung … and missed.  Strike three!  Unwilling to be defeated of his optimism, he thought a minute and said, “Wow, I’m the greatest PITCHER in the whole world!”

Watch this video by Dalai Lama

TD Jakes on Optimism

Thanks for reading my bLoG!