Earnest Optimism

Postcard from Portugal
@Inlemay (16484)
South Africa
September 13, 2016 6:15am CST
I heard this phrase on a TV series I am watching which you might know as well "Madam Secretary". Many years ago, when my hubby would read the newspapers to me and tell me that the Secretary of State in the USA is probably the smartest woman on earth, at that time it was Condoleezza Rice 2004, I believe there must be truth in that. As I watch a Fictional Series of the Secretaries position i am sure that much is based on incidents and then obviously for the viewers benefits, coloured up or coloured down to create the best impact. I love the show, and when a phrase like "Ernest Optimism" is said among a gathering of foreign leaders, at least the writer Barbara Hall is getting it right! I am not sure how you would layman translate "earnest optimism" but I will just say that I read it as "Intentional Confidence" I think this might be my motto for the next week. Lovely postcard received from postcrossing - My first ever from Portugal
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@LadyDuck (146663)
• Switzerland
13 Sep 16
Nice postcard, I enjoyed very much our journey in Portugal, it is an interesting country.
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@Inlemay (16484)
• South Africa
13 Sep 16
They say the food and the sights are good - my friends in Belgium go every year to the West coastal resorts
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@LadyDuck (146663)
• Switzerland
13 Sep 16
@Inlemay The food is delicious, the hotels very good and clean. We have loved the norther part, especially Porto and Coimbra. The only place we have not liked so much is the Algarve.
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@Inlemay (16484)
• South Africa
13 Sep 16
@LadyDuck I shall keep that in mind if I ever have to book a place
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@JudyEv (118536)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Sep 16
'Intentional confidence' sounds good to me. If you can stick with that, you will gradually triumph.
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@Inlemay (16484)
• South Africa
13 Sep 16
I was hoping for a move hasty triumph - ha ha but if it has to be gradual then so be it!
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@JudyEv (118536)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Sep 16
@Inlemay As long as it is 'triumph' I'd be pretty happy. :)
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@TheHorse (61887)
• Pleasant Hill, California
14 Sep 16
Looks pretty. Is earnest optimism a state one achieves? Or something one strives toward?
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@Inlemay (16484)
• South Africa
14 Sep 16
I think its how one should BE
@Jessicalynnt (47791)
• Centralia, Missouri
13 Sep 16
that postcard makes me wanna visit there
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@Inlemay (16484)
• South Africa
14 Sep 16
Its really stunning
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@Happy2BeMe (73882)
• Canada
13 Sep 16
I also enjoy that TV series. It is well done and interesting to watch. Congrats on the postcard from Portugal. That is wonderful.
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@Inlemay (16484)
• South Africa
13 Sep 16
thank you
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@jaboUK (53412)
• United Kingdom
13 Sep 16
I haven't seen that series, but the phrase sounds good.
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