March 19, 2013

When good people get together

Optimist International is preparing for its 95th Annual International Convention. Optimist Clubs from around the world will converge on Cincinnati, Ohio's Duke Energy Convention Center on July 4-6, 2013 marking the second time that Cincinnati has hosted the group.

Optimist International shared this picture (right) on its Facebook page today, noting that the first time the organization gathered in Cincinnati was in 1937. I looked at the picture and almost typed out a snarky remark about the tagline, "When Good Fellows Get Together." But my optimism saved me and I continued to read down the page and discovered a more heartwarming picture from the Optimist Club of Gratiot County, Michigan. 

Their local newspaper shared a photo of 4 ladies that had just joined their club. What a difference 76 years makes!

Whew! What a difference a positive attitude makes as well. I've decided to rephrase that tagline to "When good people get together."  Hope you like it.

gratiot optimist club ladies
New members in the Gratiot County Optimist Club

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