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Since I was a child, happiness was always easy for me to achieve. Of course, the fact that I have always been lucky to live the life I do makes being happy easy. It is my optimism, however, that I give the most credit to. My outlook on life is has and always has been one of light hearted positivity. I may very well be the most optimistic person I know. You don’t just have to take my word for it though, allow me to create a mental picture in which my optimism shines in your brain like sun beams do through an open window. Optimism has been my most prominent characteristic since my early childhood years of dirty feet, scabby legs and food stained shirts. I remember looking through the windows in my home on rainy days as the water pitter pattered onto the floor and into puddles. My face showed no signs of distress as I’d squash my nose onto the foggy glass windows peering out into the watery skies. Sure, I would have to wait a little longer before I could go outside to play again, but I did not see this as a reason to fret. After all, when the rain finally ended (and I knew it would because it always did at some point) I would soon be splish splashing in the miniature pools of water that collected in every concave surface of the street and sidewalk. Mud pies would be made out of the rain drenched soils and baked under the once again visible sun, the earthworms would wiggle their way out to play and a magnificent rainbow would stretch across the sky, glittering with all of its majestic beauty. “Boohoo!” cried the other children, in pessimistic cries of dislike for rainy weather. “Woohoo!” I cried in optimistic joy of all the new playful opportunities that would arise after a rainfall. As I grew older, my playground injuries rose in severity. The scars on my shins, knee caps, and elbows are all still visible as proof. I remember as if it were yesterday, this beautiful…...

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