Christian D. Larson was born February 1,1874, Died 1962. He was a wonderful spiritual teacher, who had a great influence on many people. Read this poem and see how it touches you. Meditate on it and see how it fits into your life. See if maybe you need to change a part of your life to become more whole.

Promise Yourself by Christian D. Larson

To be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.

To talk health, happiness, and prosperiry 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.

From Your Forces and How to Use Them by Christian D. Larson

Also known as 'The Optimist Creed"

I hope you enjoyed the poem and it touched you in a special way.

Blessings, Rev.Bill

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