Wednesday, August 8, 2012

The Optimist Creed

 Promise Yourself ...
To be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.
To talk health, happiness and prosperity to every person you meet. 
To make all your friends feel that there is something in them.
To look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true.
To think only of the best, to work only for the best, and to expect only the best.
To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own. 
To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future. 
To wear a cheerful countenance at all times and give every living creature you meet a smile.
To give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others. 
To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear, and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.

Why are we not all optimistic people? Your smile and enthusiasm for life can have an enormous impact on so many people, most of whom you probably do not even know. Today is a great day to start! I challenge you to live your life with more confidence. With more strength. With more joy. And with more looking ahead to a bright future!

I commit to living "The Optimist Creed"

Sure, there will still be days when I am sad. Times when I feel so low that I do not even want to get out of bed...this morning. But there will be no self pity, no slothfulness, and no pessimism! Instead I chose to replace those feelings with hope, encouraging thoughts, and gratitude.