I ran across this creed today and it was a blast from the past --
I don't exactly remember how old I was when I first read it but it
was decades ago. I thought it was so wonderful that I decided to print it
out and frame it.
As I recall it was quite illegible because I was trying to make it 'art worthy'
by giving it fancy lettering. (Though I didn't know the word at the time, I
would call it my own version of calligraphy
) Those letters had such flourish that
I was the only one who could read it and I remember driving my parents and
siblings crazy reading it to everyone I could find. In fact, I remember my older brother
complaining that my repetitive reading of it had gotten so irritating that he
had decided to become an eternal pessimist!!! YIKES!!!
I must admit I'm debating about loading an audio here but I'll refrain. LOL
So you'll just have to read it aloud to yourself... there's still some good stuff there!
The Optimist's Creed
by C.D. Larson
*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, 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.