Life is pretty amazing.
There are so many ways for each of us to become inspired each day if we will only take the time to be aware of ourselves and observe the miracles that take place all around us.
Some other great ways to become inspired are to listen to a moving piece of music, recite a great quote or read a powerful poem. Music can transport us for sure and words have an amazing transformative power over our souls.
I was thinking about posting a particular poem that has inspired me, and I certainly hope that it will do the same for you.
It’s called The Optimist Creed and it was first published by Christian D. Larsen in 1912. Ten years later it was adopted by Optimist International and it still provides the basis for the philosophy of the Optimist Clubs all over the world today.
The words can also be used as powerful daily affirmations, which can have a significant positive effect on your mindset. If you’ve never tried that, you may want to consider using the poem in that way. Read it for yourself and please feel free to leave any comments you may have.
The Optimist Creed
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, nit in loud words, 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