As you now know, the Princess of Positive (yours truly), is an eternal optimist. You want to know my biggest flaw? Well, I’ll tell you anyways. I think all people are good and nice and kind unless they prove otherwise. D’oh! I’ve been called Pollyanna and have never been sure if that is good or bad. Does everyone use the word correctly when they reference it? Let’s look at a few definitions:
A person regarded as being foolishly or blindly optimistic.
[After the heroine of the novel Pollyanna, by Eleanor Hodgman Porter (1868-1920), American writer.]
1. An overly optimistic or cheerful person
***NOUN: A person regarded as being foolishly or blindly optimistic.
ETYMOLOGY: After the heroine of the novel Pollyanna, by Eleanor Hodgman Porter (1868â€“1920), American writer.
*** One who expects a favorable outcome or dwells on hopeful aspects: optimist. See hope/despair.
I guess it is a compliment. Certainly better than being called Debbie Downer (wa wa wa waaaa music inserted here). What say you readers?