Welcome to the blog pages of The Optimists Society - Bristol. To join us, sign up to our facebook group at:
http://goo.gl/0Shd7 (Bristol) or http://goo.gl/5Jz0P (the main society). More info on the 'About Us' page.

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Optimists go to IG Fest

If you're thinking of heading to the fantastic 'Interesting Games Festival' in Bristol at the end of May, why not join us for pre-festival coffee/lunch on Saturday 28th?

More details on our facebook group at:

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=214125821949941

:)

Monday, 7 March 2011

Optimists wanted!

Plans are afoot, gaining pace from early April when some of my time becomes free again, for Optimistic activity in Brizzle!

Give me a shout via our Bristol Facebook Group or message me on FB or leave a comment with your details below (won't be published on here as all comments are moderated so your personal details won't be displayed) if you're interested in helping out/co-steering the society in Bristol/organising or inspiring an optimistic event etc.

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Positive Links & Things - March 2011

We've created this strand of the blog to collect links, positive things you've done, resources, quotes or whatever that might inspire others and encourage a generally optimistic outlook on life.

To make a comment or view others comments, click on 'comments' below if you don't already see a comments box/other comments displayed.

Alternatively, use our form (which can be submitted anonymously): 
http://goo.gl/PHL5J



This month...
(previous months listed at http://osb.jgowi.net/search/label/Positive%20Links)


Comments etc:

None yet - to submit one, use the link at: http://goo.gl/PHL5J

Optimists Wanted - Apply Here > http://osb.jgowi.net/2011/03/optimists-wanted.html


Links:

Optimism is good for the heart - http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/738139?src=mpnews&spon=12 [free registration required] (from Vicky)


    To submit something, comment below or use the form at: http://goo.gl/PHL5J

    Sunday, 27 February 2011

    Positive Links & Things - February 2011

    Much of the news we read is sad/depressing/upsetting etc. We've created this strand of the blog to collect links to more positive news stories, events, resources or just positive comments - each month a new copy of this page will be posted (old content won't be deleted though).

    Update 19.02.2011 - we've expanded the scope of this page to include either links, or a positive thing you've done that might inspire others and encourage a generally optimistic outlook on life.

    To make a comment or view others comments, click on 'comments' below if you don't already see a comments box/other comments displayed.

    Alternatively, use our form (which can be submitted anonymously): 
    http://goo.gl/PHL5J



    This month...


    Comments etc:

    Quote: "You'll never get to where you're going if you only travel on the sunny days..." [seen on a fridge magnet] comment from Dom.

    Activity: Organised the first 'official' event of 2011 for The Optimists Society (Bristol) - brightened up the week for us, and brought smiles to the faces of other people in the bar. It's amazing what impact simply wearing an origami hat randomly in a bar can achieve - if you've got an idea for an event that will bring a smile to peoples faces or help someone out, I say go for it! :) comment from Dom


    Links:

    http://www.happynews.com/ - a general positive new site with stories from around the world
    http://www.meetup.com - all sorts of activities in your area
    http://ignitebristol.net/ - talks by people on well, pretty much any subject! 5 minutes, 20 slides (online and offline resources/events)
    http://www.thehungersite.com - click every day to help charity (free)
    http://goodnewsstories.org/ - thanks to Ant for this news stories site :)
    http://www.facebook.com/happycitybristol - thanks to Helen for this Facebook group link - just the thing for Optimists in Bristol!


      To submit something, comment below or use the form at: http://goo.gl/PHL5J

      Sunday, 13 February 2011

      Day of Optimism on the Optimists Society 3rd Birthday

      The Optimists Society will be 3 on Thursday 17th February 2011!

      To celebrate that, and to help kickstart the Bristol Branch of the society, let's make it an extra-optimistic day...

      All very relaxed, chilled and informal as we build the local Bristol presence (and once it's built, still all of those things, but hopefully with more people!)

      The aim is to have a generally optimistic day, and we'll be meeting up in town for drinks at 7:30pm in central Bristol - details/signup on our Facebook Group. Come along if you fancy a friendly drink, optionally some of us will be wearing hats and making origami animals (more info via our Facebook Group).

      If you're not joining us in person, we hope you have an optimistic day generally. Why not pledge to be an Optimist (see 'About Us'). Any thoughts you have on how we can make things a little more optimistic can be posted to the Facebook Group, or leave a comment below :)

      Bristol Optimists Are Go!

      To celebrate the 3rd birthday of The Optimists Society on 17th February, we're getting things going in Bristol!

      If you are, or aspire to be an optimist, why not join us? Links to information about joining can be found at the top of this page. Our first event is an informal get-together, optionally wearing some kind of hat (for fun - if you can think of an 'Optimistic Hat' all the better :) Meeting 7:30ish onwards on Thursday 17th - sign up on our Bristol Facebook Group for full details.

      Check out the 'Events + Activities' page for things that are happening in the Bristol area, where we'll be posting details of generally fun/positive/helpful events etc. This is accompanied by our Facebook Group, where you can signup to join us on our activities (e.g. hatching optimistic plans and getting like-minded folk together to head to organised things in Bristol), or organise your own.