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The Optimist’s Creed

walking through lifeChristian Daa Larson (1874 – 1962) an American author, wrote The Optimist’s Creed in 1922 and his phenomenal insight still holds true today. Christian was a leader in what was known as the New Thought Movement, described as promoting the ideas that “Infinite Intelligence, or God, is everywhere, spirit is the totality of real things, true human selfhood is divine, divine thought is a force for good, sickness originates in the mind, and “right thinking” has a healing effect.”

Today I would like to share with you “The Optimist’s Creed”, sage words which still apply today and will continue to do so for all time.

Wishing you divine healing, always….

I promise myself ~

To be so strong that nothing can disturb my peace of mind.

To talk health, happiness, and prosperity to every person I meet.

To make all my friends feel that there is something worthwhile in them.

To look at the sunny side of everything and make my optimism come true.

To think only 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 I am about my 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 I meet.

To give so much time to improving myself that I have no time to criticise 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 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, so long as I am true to the best that is in me. ~ Christian D. Larson.

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5 thoughts on “The Optimist’s Creed

    1. It was only a couple of weeks ago that I stumbled across these words whilst browsing web pages and two things struck me ~ the wisdom of the words and also the fact that they were written so many years ago. It’s got me thinking that the so-called New Age Movement isn’t so new after all! πŸ™‚


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