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Optimistic October Calendar

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Let's stay hopeful and focus on what really matters*

This Optimistic October Calendar has daily suggested actions to do throughout October 2018 to help you be a realistic optimist and have goals to look forward to.

You can download it as an image file for sharing via social media or a PDF file for printing. Pass on to others and help to spread the word * Add your details below to receive future calendars *

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** Download the actions to your calendar using this Google Calendar or iCalendar.

There is also a special PDF version for those who want to print out in black & white and a text-only version for use with screen readers.

And there are also different language versions of the calendar available too:

"You are never too old to set a new goal or dream a new dream"  ~ Anonymous


This calendar follows on from our Kindness Calendar which was downloaded and used by nearly 2 million people in December 2017. Since then our monthly calendars have included Happy January, Friendly February, Mindful March, Active April, Meaningful May, Joyful June, Jump Back July, Altruistic August and Self-Care September. You can find the full set of calendars here.

Thanks to Peter Harper for coming up with the original calendar idea and also to the many other kind and talented people who helped contribute the ideas and inspiration, especially Vanessa King, Val Payne and Alex Nunn who have provided invaluable input.

Many thanks also to the generous volunteers who have translated the calendars into other languages, including Andrea Magnabosco (Italian), Windy Diakité (French), Vicenç Rul·lan (Spanish), Victòria Picó (Catalan), Tobias Polzin & Ingrid Hack (German), Ana Rute Costa (Portuguese), Natalya Kuznetsova (Russian), Sevdzhi Eubova (Bulgarian), Kate Rudenko (Ukranian), Eva Fekete (Hungarian), Janice Torkildsen (Chinese & Nepalese), Dalibor Sever (Croatian) and Nailah & Jaber Aljasmi (Arabic).


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