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Promise Yourself (Optimists' 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 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.

- Christian D. Larson "The Optimist Creed"
 
 
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