Monday, January 2, 2012

A Pollyanna New Year

            I have the reputation, deserved or not, of being a glass-is-half-empty kind of person. I really have no idea why. My family, though, calls me “Pollyanna” as a joke, so they must have a reason. I don’t see it, myself.

Pollyanna was the title character in a novel written in 1913 by Eleanor H. Porter. The book was made into an adorable movie in 1960 starring Hayley Mills. In case you’re not familiar with Pollyanna, all you really need to know is that she is so sweet and so optimistic that she has been credited with bringing on diabetic seizures in unsuspecting readers/viewers.

Yeah, that’s not me.

Pessimist or not, I must admit that there is something about ushering in a New Year that makes me feel hopeful.  Perhaps the year just starting won’t suck as badly as last year did. How’s that for optimism? Just call me Pollyanna.

Happy New Year, my friends.
I hope your 2012 is all you hope it will be.