April 26, 2012

Wise Words

It's called the Optimist Creed. Written by Christan D. Larson in 1912

Promise yourself to...

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.


  1. VERY wise words, thanks for sharing, I needed to hear some of them today!

  2. Hi Heidi,

    Great post. :)

    Thank you for signing on to follow my blog. Welcome. How did you find me? I am now your newest follower. :)

    I love your blog. Can't wait to come back and see more of it. I like your Christmas tree on your side bar. :)

    Have a wonderful day. Take care, Janet W
    From Over The River And Through The Woods at...

  3. Hi janet i was just browsing around and reading some intresting blogs and im not really sure i think it was the cute little white puppy i clicked and there you go found your blog lol and followed after a bit of a read :-)
    Thank you for your kind words...


  4. Hey Hiedi... Hope all is well with you...
    I so Love the BlueBird Picture...
    Better yet I love the words of Wisdom.. Thanks for sharing!!


  5. Good morning Heidi,
    I first want to say THANK YOU for visiting my blog and leaving such a sweet comment - I must say I'm sorry for getting here more often.

    What beautiful word to live by...thank you.

    I read on down to a few other posts...oh my goodness that bread looks awesome!!!! Thanks for sharing the recipe.


  6. What good words! I need to print it off so I can see it every day.