In response to The Secret philosophy and attitude that has sort of pervaded my life, this is from my dear friend Marc–ever the pessimist.
Sent: Thursday, May 17, 2007 4:44 PM
To: Gacad, Catherine
Subject: Re: hey
For some reason the term “pollyanna” poppoed to mind when I read your last note, so I googled it for its true definition. This is what wikipedia says about Pollyanna. Note the last line. OMG I can’t stop laughing.
Pollyanna tells the story of Pollyanna Whittier, a young girl who goes to live with her wealthy Aunt Polly after her father’s death. Pollyanna’s philosophy of life centers around what she calls “The Glad Game”: she always tries to find something to be glad about in every situation, and to always do without delay whatever she thinks is right. With this philosophy, and her own sunny personality, she brings so much gladness to her aunt’s dispirited New England town that she transforms it into a pleasant, healthy place to live. Eventually, however, even Pollyanna’s robust optimism is put to the test when she loses the use of her legs in an accident.