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Monday, September 8, 2014

The Optimist Creed (a lesson from my grandfather)

My Grandfather taught this to his children, and I carry a little card with it as a reminder to try and live as my grandparents did, with dignity, and integrity. So here it is:

The Optimist Creed

To be strong that nothing can disturb your piece of mind.

to talk health, happiness, and prosperity to every person you meet.

To make all of 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 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 to the greater achievement 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, and too strong for fear, and too happy to permit the persistence of trouble.