Optimism is deciding you are responsible for your own happiness. It is learned when we are faced with adversity, and it can be taught.
Optimism is the silver lining, it’s the way we talk to ourselves. It’s me telling myself every day, perhaps the best is yet to come.
In order to be optimistic I find satisfaction in everyday little victories. I try to assemble and find meaning out of whatever pieces come my way, both good and bad.