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Christian D. Larson, New Thought leader and teacher, has written some wonderful thoughts for us to remember each day as we seek to live an authentic life of peace, happiness and pure joy.  These thoughts have been around for many years, but their message is always fresh and relevant.

The Optimist Creed

Promise yourself…
To be so strong that nothing
 can disturb your peace of mind.

Promise yourself…
To talk health, happiness, and prosperity
 to every person you meet.

Promise yourself…
To make all your friends feel 
that there is something in them.

Promise yourself…

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

Promise yourself…
To think only the best, to work only for the best,
 and to expect only the best.

Promise yourself…
To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others
 as you are about your own.

Promise yourself…
To forget the mistakes of the past 
and press on to the greater achievements of the future.

Promise yourself…
To wear a cheerful countenance at all times
 and give every living creature you meet a smile.

Promise yourself…
To give so much time to the improvement of yourself 
that you have no time to criticize others.

Promise yourself…
To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear,
 and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.

Promise yourself…
To think well of yourself and to proclaim this fact to the world,
 not in loud words but great deeds.

Promise yourself…
To live in faith that the whole world is on your side
 so long as you are true to the best that is in you.

Rev. Jefferson Beeker


We live our lives one thought at a time. Let each of those thoughts really count for something wonderful.