so, i am anything BUT an eternal optimist when it comes to myself. especially of late. it seems that we so very often can clearly see the best in and for the people around us, but have trouble extending ourselves that very same grace. well, here's a chance for you to take a moment and honor and encourage YOURSELF. some may fit you and some may not. i highlighted the ones that spoke loudest to me.
(ps: i know it's dorky, but i like to read affirmations first thing in the morning. great way to start the day!)
The Optimist Creed
I promise myself to be so strong that nothing can disturb my peace of mind.
I promise myself to talk health, happiness, and prosperity to every person I meet.
I promise myself to make all my friends feel that there is something worthwhile in them.
I promise myself to look at the sunny side of everything and make my optimism come true.
I promise myself to think only of the best, to work only for the best and to expect only the best.
I promise myself to be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as I am about my own.
I promise myself to forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future.
I promise myself to wear a cheerful expression at all times and give a smile to every living creature I meet.
I promise myself to give so much time to improving myself that I have no time to criticize others.
I promise myself to be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear, and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.
I promise myself to think well of myself and to proclaim this fact to the world, not in loud word, but in great deeds.
I promise myself 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.peace and blessing/love and light.