The Optimist’s Creed: Seeing the Glass Half-Full
The Holidays are a great time of year where we can spend time with our families and friends and celebrate all that we are blessed to have. To me, the pervasive energy of the holidays is one of LOVE, and it is truly a magical time of year!
As we all reflect on the many things that we are thankful for during the holiday season, it is the perfect time to express my sincere appreciation for you, my readers! My first year as a blogger has been truly fantastic, and it is because of each and every one of you.
Throughout this past year, I have blogged on topics such as confidence, authenticity, attitude, passion, appreciation, intention, health, perseverance, and celebrating yourself to name a few. All of my posts center around our capacity to make conscious choices in each moment so we can truly live our lives to the fullest! So we can experience true freedom in fulfillment in both business and life.
So today, in the midst of the busy-ness of the holiday season, I invite you to take a moment to slow down and center yourself, and get in touch with what it is really all about. There is so much positivity and joy that surrounds the holidays, as we are filled with the love of family and friends and as we look to the promise of the new year.
Is it possible to carry that glass half-full attitude throughout the ENTIRE year?
An organization called Optimist International, has a mission to bring out the best in kids, and to help them develop to their full potential by providing hope and positive vision. I want to share with you the creed they adopted as the cornerstone of their organization, because I believe this epitomizes the message I hope to leave my readers with here on my blog, and really IS what it’s all about. 🙂
So incredibly powerful, right?!
Below you’ll find the written version. I invite you to print this out, hang it on a wall that you look at every day so you can soak in the inspiration and wisdom of this message and carry it with you every day, all year long!
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 worthwhile 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 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.
The Optimist Creed was authored in 1912 by Chistian D. Larson, appearing in his book Your Forces and How to Use Them. It was adopted as Optimist International’s creed in 1922. Many have found inspiration in The Optimist Creed. In hospitals, the creed has been used to help patients recover from illness. In locker rooms, coaches have used it to motivate their players.
Happy Holidays ~ wishing you much joy, peace, love and abundance today and always!