The Texas Optimism Project is a sponsored partnership between Texas Monthly and Frost Bank’s Opt for Optimism initiative. The project aims to explore optimism through storytelling. Since June 2018, the Texas Optimism Project has interviewed dozens of Texans about the power of perspective.

Explore our ongoing archive of stories and stay connected with our newsletter and podcast.

A big ‘thank you’ goes out to Frost, the architect of this mission.

With over 150 years experience helping people succeed, Frost is leaning into optimism like never before. If you find yourself inspired by this project, check out more optimistic stories from Frost and sign up for the 30-Day Optimism Challenge.