September 14, 2011

Something I Received and Definitely Needed Today...

As many of you know, my birthday was 9/11... I received a birthday card from my piano teacher when I was younger with a piece of writing called "The Optimist Creed" I had never heard it before (maybe I am just behind on the times?) but I really needed it today... it really lifted me up. And I hope it does the same for all of my readers!!

The Optimist Creed

Promise yourself: 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 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 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 to give every living creature you meet a smile. 
To give so much to the improvement to yourself that you have no time to criticize others.
To be too large for worry too noble for anger, too strong for fear, and to happy to permit the presence of trouble.

I found this to be absolutely beautiful and wanted to share with everyone. Thank you to Mary G., My piano teacher for years for sending this in my birthday card. She did it in calligraphy and I am definitely having it framed, she is truly a beyond talented woman. Thank you Mrs. G for all you have given me in my life, and for keeping up with me, even when I fall behind. You are truly loved. 

P.S. How is everyone, especially all of my dedicated followers? I've missed our ranting and raving about life and would love to get back to it again. 

1 Comment:

Midnight Brit said...

This is a wonderful poem.. THank you for keeping me upto date (and for our chats over night !!)

Happy Birthday..