Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart.
He who looks outside, dreams. He who looks inside, awakens. Carl Jung

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

The Optimist’s Creed



I found this little treasure on a gas station countertop & had to share (or read it with music).  It was written by Christian D. Larsen in 1912 (if google is correct) & still holds true:

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, to work only for the best, and to 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.

If you wrote your own creed, what would it say?


  1. Oh my goodness Dawn, that is so beautiful. I will print it and keep it on my desk. I'll make it MY creed, because surely I could not improve on this. Thanks for sharing it.

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  5. I'm with Myrna. What more can be said than what's already written here.

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  7. So nice to see you all! Thanks for stopping by & glad you liked this creed ~ it definitely resonated for me too!


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