I love, love, love this picture.
I am noticing a shift in my life lately. A completely unintended but more than welcome shift toward optimism. I think I'm somewhat of a natural pessimist and it has always been a struggle for me. Don't we all want to be happy? I think 9 out of 10 dentists would agree that most people want to have a cheery outlook on life.
I don't care that it took this long, and I'm by no means a full fledged, dues paying member of the optimists club, but I'm happy to feel the change.
Looking at that picture I don't know who needs to be feeling more positive, but at least they're going for it! In my scenario I'm the elephant (Nate! Fat joke!) because I'm always taking risks, forcing myself out of my comfort zone, and maybe it has been those risks that have got me here. Here meaning DC, working in a field I adore, happy, surrounded by amazing people, and constantly feeling loved.
Just call me pachyderm.