So what is Brazen Pollyanna about? Well I think that even if you’ve not read the original books by Eleanor H. Porter you’ll know of the optimistic attitude of the main character, Pollyanna.
There are plenty of people all about us who see good in most things – it may not always be obvious, but most of the time there will some good to be seen. This by no means takes anything away from the atrocities in our world, but for most of us, certainly those that have the wherewithal to be reading this, there is plenty of good in our lives. Whether the ability to recognise and appreciate that is genetic or not, I really don’t know. Personally I find it difficult to deal with people (those who are not ill or poor or generally with damnably good reason to not be cheerful) that cannot see past the negative and unhappy things to whatever is beyond. I find that tremendously sad, and also incredibly draining. Unfortunately being a “brazen Pollyanna” does not rub off on such people and they instead seem to feel even worse in the presence of such enthusiasm.
Anyway – I’ve wanted to bring this blog together for some time – to celebrate all those who are glad to be glad, who enjoy and revel in happiness wherever it is found – good on you, and don’t stop!
Quite what we do with this blog, I’m not sure – that will come together as it evolves. If it touches just one person I’ll be glad – for you, mainly.
Thank you for reading. And I hope you have a wonderful day.
Edit: August 2017 as I find myself referring to “george” without having explained… I have a spinal stenosis thing going on and a Tarlov cyst tucked deep in my spine, which means I’m a bit restricted sometimes and generally feeling some degree of pain. Nothing to be done at this time other than get on with it and take the tablets, really. And it could be a lot worse. Only my left lower side is affected, so I can drive an automatic car – yay. And I have a rollator, Dolores, plus my trusty stick, Bob, to help me along… It’s something that won’t go away without surgery and that’s just not a sensible option and unlikely to be for a very long time – all in all, there are far worse things…