Its easy to be optimistic, constantly pointing to the bright side, when you're listening to somebody else's woes. And don't get me wrong, its very nice and very important to have people do it when I'm wallowing in my own misery that's made to look worse than it is by my own mind.
But the ones that inspire and affect me the most are the ones that can constantly look at the brighter side when they're in a tight spot themselves. They don't let anything bring them down. They believe fully and completely that things will come around..and only focus their energies on the positive.
Its an amazing trait..and a very infectious attitude. Cheers to the forever-optimists, and I'm so glad I know a few of those. :)