Abundant Optimism

Helping people regain and keep an optimistic outlook in challenging circumstances and improve their creativity, mind, and skills.

The web site was launched on 7-9-11.

9-4-11: Added sign-up box for site's list, "Poor Richard's Almanack", and the Shopping Cart.

9-13-11: Fixed some coding and page layouts.

9-25-11: Added information to the Sacramento screen.

10-18-11: Added the article "Jack-O-Lantern Pie".

11-13-11: Added the article "A Positive Autumn".

1-17-12: Added the article "Are You Reading About THAT Again?".

1-17-12: Added the article "Who is Waiting on You?".

2-12-12: Added the article "I Would LIKE to Thank You, But...".

3-27-12: Added the article "A Positive Side of Rain".

4-23-12: Added the article "A Little Distance Can Mean Big Bucks" and updated the "Sacramento" page.

5-26-12: Added the article "Tis a Puzzlement".

9-30-12: Added the articles "Streamlining", "Fabulous Facts for Frugal Family Fortune Financing", "Public Speaking Tips", and "Being Optimistic with Elections".

1-22-13: Added the articles "A Different Approach to Prioritizing", "Finding Objects to Stretch the Mind", "Reframe New Year's Resolutions", and "Who is Your Customer?".

5-26-13: Added the articles "Exercise the Mind by Thinking Outside the Box", "How to Improve the Clarity of Your Written Communication", "Learning Can Be Cheap", and "Using Multiple New Years Days Toward Optimism".

4-10-16: Added the articles "Taming the E-Mail Monster", "Own the Business", "How to Write and Test Procedures", "Being a Better Boss with Trust", "Using the Calendar to Make Time for Yourself", "It is Possible", "Improve the Mind with Another Point of View", "Increase Your Experiences to Enhance Your Mind", "Tune Up by Tuning Out", "Procrastination and Mind Improvement", "Save Money and Your Identity by Going Back in Time", "Old-Fashioned Ways for Saving Money", "Using Up What You Have to Save Money", "Finding Positives in the Water Feast or Famine", "Beating the Holiday Blues", "A Goal of Optimism", "Look to the Rainbow for Optimism", "Routines for a More Productive and Happy Life", "How to Reduce StreSs", "Develop Project Management Tools by Using Them for Daily Activity", "How to Improve Meeting Management", "Improving the Mind Through Travel", "Are Your Trigger Words Killing You?", "Are You Buried in Paper?", "Barbeque Savings", "Extra Tips to Stop the Spread of Viruses", "Saving Money on Colds and Flu", "A Method for Cheaper Vacations", "Always Expect the Best", "Thanksgiving Toward Optimism", "Learn How to Be Self-Sufficient", "Did You Say Thank You?", "Small Steps Toward Successful New Year’s Goals", "Communicating with Intelligence via E-mail", and "Time Management"

9-29-18: Added the articles "Read E-Mails Before Replying to Avoid Embarrassment", "Involve Customers When Making Changes", "Praise Those Whom You Admire", "How Much Does That Meeting Cost?", "Value Your Employees", "Don’t Be the King With No Clothes!", "Color Your Way to Creativity", "Explore Ideas to Keep the Mind Active", "Find Solutions to Problems to Develop the Mind", "Open the Mind to Expand It", "Follow the Path to an Open Mind", "Arrange to Improve Your Mind", "Saving Money by, Well, Saving Money", "Gaining Money Skills for a Better Financial Future", "Grow Your Own Food", "Is it Really Expired?", "Walking to Save Money", "Dress Well Frugally", "Let Spring Bring You Optimism", "Become More Optimistic Through Body Language", "Record Your Successes", "Notice the Positive", "A Goal of Becoming More Optimistic Through Helping Others", "Celebrate Everyday!", "Taking Breaks is a Valuable Skill", "Holidays: A Time for Tolerance", "Identifying Your Skills", "Public Speaking -- Everyone’s Favorite Activity", "Learn Patience While Sharing Joy", "Shock Your Customers".