We have sown the seeds of optimism in last two weeks, now let’s water the plant a little and show it some light too!

This week, I want to share a great poem written by Christian D. Larson. It captures the practice of optimism quite effectively. It stresses on the need to always look at the bright side of things by disregarding the past and focussing on the future as well as working towards self-improvement to make ourselves strong, fair and positive! So, let’s light the candle of faith and spread positivity in the dark tunnels of everyone’s life!

It goes like this:


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 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 give every living creature you meet a smile.

To give so much time to the improvement of 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 words but great deeds.

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.