To be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.
To talk health, happiness, and prosperity to every person you
To make all your friends feel that there is something worthwhile
To look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism
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 expression at all times and give a smile to every
living creature you meet.
To give so much time to improving 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.
To think well of yourself and to proclaim this fact to the world,
not in loud word, but in great deeds.
To live in the faith that the whole world is on your side, so long
as you are true to the best that is in you.”
~ Christian Larson, The Optimist’s Creed