Inspirational Sunday: The Optimist’s Creed
I thought I would send you a bit of positivity your way on this Sunday evening. My energy is way low today, one reason being that I’ve lost sleep over a very stressful conversation/argument I recently had, and it’s at times like this one that I look at this mantra to find my hope in life again. I’ve been choosing a sentence a day to meditate on and think about all the meaning inside of it. Every person on the planet is living a different experience from the next, so your take on each of the sentences may be different from mine. And it stands to reason that there isn’t a culture, religious person, nation, or peoples who couldn’t use a bit more optimistic thinking in their daily life. No matter what, we all get down and out sometimes. I found this in my Daily Teachings from The Secret.
The Optimist’s Creed
“I promise myself…
To be so strong that nothing can disturb my peace of mind.
To talk health, happiness, and prosperity to every person I meet.
To make all my friends feel that there is something worthwhile in them.
To look at the sunny side of everything and make my 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 I am about my own.
To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future.
To wear a cheerful expression at all times and give a smile to every living creature I meet.
To give so much time to improving myself that I 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.
To think well of myself and to proclaim this fact to the world, not in loud words, but in great deeds.
To live in the faith that the whole world is on my side, so long as I am true to the best that is in me.”
CHRISTIAN D. LARSON (1874-1954)