I have The Optimist Creed by
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 word, 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.
Over the years, I’ve shared this with many people and I’ve noticed that everyone believes this or live their lives by this creed. That saddens me to a point. I’ve also noticed that in my greatest hour of despair, I have been guilty of forgetting this creed. No More! That is why I read it daily and apply it to my life daily. I encourage all of you to do the same.