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"I Promise Myself" by Christian D Larson, 1912

Dedicated to each one of you. This is one of my favorite poems of all time. Keep your promise!

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 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 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 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 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.

by Christian D. Larson - 1912

Comments

pelamutunzi's picture

oh

you have inspired and made my day today. such powerful words. the worlds need to hear and pay more attention to such powerful timeless words.
thank you for sharing

we may be powerless to stop an injustice but let there never be a time we fail to protest.
regards
pela

svetlanakim's picture

You inspired me!

Dear pelamutunzi,

You inspired me!

I deeply believe that we all must support each other!

Sharing our thoughts and wisdom and good energy is itself is a contribution to humanity.

I thank you for your valuable contribution to humanity!

Wishing you peace, love, joy, and happiness!

With gratitude,

Svetlana

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