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"Having a positive attitude is good for your mind, heart and soul." Carole Hadlock 1/30/23

February second is "Optimist Day" but GSSA would like to celebrate it all week!

Optimist Day focuses on building and sustaining a positive future. There are optimist organizations which focus on spreading optimism by giving way to different programs that build leadership skills and creativity.

Formed in 1909 by the Optimist Club of America, the day was supposed to be initially observed on April 1. The motive was to encourage optimistic thinking among people of all ages, and to end the trend of April Fool’s Day. But April Fool’s Day remained, and Optimist Day began to be celebrated by clubs across the country on different date.

History of Optimist Day

In 2013, Sylvain Levesque proposed that Optimist Day be celebrated on a specific day. Levesque was a member of the National Assembly and was also a part of the Optimist Club of Loretteville. His idea was accepted and a resolution was passed the same year at the Optimist International Convention to celebrate Optimist Day on the first Thursday of February.

“From thereon, efforts to recognize the achievements of volunteers and youths in the community have been promoted and encouraged. Those with leadership potential were also given several opportunities to shine brightly and further make this world a better place.”

What is an Optimist?

An Optimist is someone who sees the positive outcomes in life.

Another word for Optimist:

“ Positivist” or Idealist.”

What is the difference between an Optimist and Pessimist?

Optimists highlight and focus on the positive side of things.

Pessimists focus on the negative side of things.

Celebrate the Day

  • Focus on a positive thought

  • Help someone with a task

  • Read something motivational

  • Make a list of things to celebrate

"Optimism is a happiness magnet. If you stay positive, good things and good people will be drawn to you. Mary Lou Retton

Written by Agent 3013

Works Cited:

Optimist Day




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