While studying a book on Human Minds and behaviour, I came across references of certain incidences where just being optimistic had actually saved lives in many instances. From that day I decided to make optimism as an integral aspect of my life.
What had inspired me most was an incident from long back - a lost ship with sailors in it, who were dying slowly of cold, hunger and sickness, and how a cat which had entered the ship when it had taken off the shores, avoiding anyone’s notice, strived back the small moments of happiness, the feeling of love and playfulness back in their lives. They started to live once again, started laughing and above all got back the feeling of being alive. This optimistic feel made them take necessary actions in finding out a way to survive and finally a few of them could actually find their way back the shore somehow, not to mention along with that cat.