The day laborer was of a cheerful disposition that naturally inclined to

seek out the good in every situation. He was a genuine optimist. Thus,

after tramping the three miles from home to begin the day's work on the

ditch, he discovered that he had been careless, and explained to a

fellow laborer:

"I've gone and done it now! I left my lunch at home."

Then, suddenly he beamed happily, as he added:

"And it's a good thing I did, for the matter of that, because I left my

teeth at home, too."

* * *

The optimist fell from the top story of a skyscraper. As he passed the

fourth story, he was overheard muttering:

"So far, so good!"