"Courageous care partners recharge with self-care, striving for peaceful pinnacles
in patience, persistence, and positive 
changes, knowing when to conquer and when to comfort."

Keep moving and make promises to yourself.

Nov 20, 2022 by Eileen Adler

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 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 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 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.


Christian D. Larson (1874-1962), born in Iowa to Norwegian immigrants, devoted his life to “Mental Science” - positive thinking. He moved to California around 1911, becoming a New Thought and inspirational writer and speaker, all told, producing more than forty books. His most famous writing is “The Optimist Creed” originally published in 1922, titled Promise Yourself. One hundred years later, it is still very relavent.



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