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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