Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Promise Yourself

I found this poem on optimism and wanted to share it with all of you. It is so important to be optimistic. Especially, in the times we are living in. There is so much negativity in the world. There is so much sadness, poverty, and destruction. Each of us can make a difference by following the words of this poem.

Promise Yourself

Promise yourself to be 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 like 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 the
greater achievements of the future.

To wear a cheerful countenance at all times and give
every living person 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, and too
strong for fear, and too happy to permit the
presence of trouble.

~The Optimist Creed~
~From The Optimist International~

I hope that all of you are having a wonderful week. I hope that all of you will strive to be optimistic in the face of the struggles that life presents us with. I hope that you will find peace in yourself and draw strength from the people who love you. Together, we can make a difference in this world!

My Best to You Always,


Susannah said...

Some of your "optimistic sayings" are things our mother taught to us children every single day. Interesting!


purensimple said...

Another great post Dan!!! Keep 'em coming...they make my day!
Hugs ♥Theresa

thesimpledaze said...

How true how true.Now if we all could just live by that what a better place this world would be.Well I am going to try real hard to live by this in my little part of the world anyway.Thanks so much Dan.

Tammy ~ Country Girl at Home ~ said...

What a difference this would make if we ALL followed this principle! Thanks for sharing your inspirational poems and thoughts! And thank you for the sweet comments!


janet said...

If for a day everyone projected nothing but positive energy out into the world and then we would all see that we can make a difference..Thanks for another great post..Have a great week..

Tamera @ the Stone Fence Cottage said...

The poems you've been posting are wonderful--I've printed them out as reminders.

but dan--we need new puppy pictures posted!!

Rue said...

Hi Dan :)

I always smile when I visit you. You have such a sweet personality and it always shows. Your comments to me are so sweet too and once in a while so stinkin' funny I laugh out loud. Thank you for bringing a smile to my face :)

Oh! Congratulations on your new addition to the family! Paycee is adorable!!


Laura said...

Thank you Dan for this great post!
It's really precious to me!