Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Promise Yourself

Promise yourself and let your dreams take flight

Cleaning and clearing out last week meant finding stuff that had long been forgotten. Once such piece of ephemera was a tattered card that I used to carry around in my wallet. It's The Optimist Creed from the Optimist International Club and it goes like this:

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 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. 

I was born an optimist. It's in my blood but I'm happy this little reminder found itself back into my hands and is now residing in my wallet where I can refer to it on those rare days where I feel like wearing a frown. :)


Nichole Renee said...

From what I have seen of your personality thus far, this is definitely you.

Two of my favorites that you do so very well?

"To make all your friends feel that there is something in them."

"To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own."

Laura said...

Aw! Thanks Nichole! That's the nicest compliment I could have ever received. xo

Samuli said...

I agree with Nichole, one can tell that you're a born optimist - it just shines through!

And these advices are great! I can see how carrying these in your wallet can be helpful - losing perspective on what's important and good for you can sometimes be so ridiculously easy! Especially when you're a hopeless pessimist like myself :D

Thanks for the positive vibes and have a great day!

Laura said...

You don't come across as a pessimist to me Samuli! Anyone who can trek with bandaged feet and still keep a smile on their face has optimism in them somewhere! :)

Angie said...

I love this creed. The promises are perfect in every way ~ I needed a little lift this morning and you've done it. Your blog is beautiful today ~ as always, Laura. Thanks for sharing your talents ;) xo

Laura said...

Thanks Angie! I'm so glad it gave you a lift. I hope you have an amazing day!