The Optomist's Creed
The following was written by Christian D. Larson in 1912
The Optimists Creed
I Promise Myself
To be so strong that nothing can disturb my peace of mind.
To talk health, happiness and prosperity to everyone that I meet
To make all my friends feel that there is something worthwhile
To look at the sunny side of everything and make my optimism
To think only the best, to work only for the best and to expect only
To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as I am about
To forget the mistakes of the past and to press on to the
greater achievements of the future.
To wear a cheerful expression at all times and to give a smile
to every living creature I meet.
To give so much time to improving myself that I have no time to
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
words, but in great deeds.
To live in the faith that the whole world is on my side, as long as I am true
to the best that is in me.
Christian D. Larson 1912
Throw some love into the wind