Promise Yourself by Christian D. Larson

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 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 to happy to permit the
presence of trouble.

The Optimist Creed, from The Optimist International

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kamal sharma · August 14, 2011 at 11:57 am

Things can’t be put more simply than this. Ten beautiful nuggets (lines) to change things for better.

    Heena Modi · August 18, 2011 at 2:09 pm

    Inspiring isn’t it? 🙂

Eric Larson · August 20, 2011 at 12:24 am

My name is Eric Larson, grandson of Mr. Larson. I’m posting this
message to invite you to visit our new family web site. Whether you
already know of him or not you may be interested in learning more
about him and his family history.

Meera Shah · August 22, 2011 at 6:47 pm

An amazing poem 🙂 9 promises we all wish to make to ourselves! Love it! Thanks for sharing

    Heena Modi · August 25, 2011 at 8:13 am

    Thanks Meera.
    Glad you liked it. You’re one of the people who influenced me posting it. 🙂

kamal sharma · August 23, 2011 at 9:42 am

Hi Eric. Could you please post the web address.

bhavik chitalia · January 17, 2012 at 1:09 pm


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