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Promise Yourself

Sunday, December 08, 2013

I came across this lofty aspiration in my Facebook subscriptions and found it to be very inspiring. Thought you might enjoy it as well.

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."

~ Christian D. Larson (Your Forces and How to Use Them)

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SPARKLINGME176 12/9/2013 7:36PM

    Great words! I wish I could do it!

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BONNIEMARGAY 12/9/2013 1:21PM

    Wonderful aspirations!

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WATERONE 12/9/2013 12:18PM

    Definitely something to strive for. Thank you for sharing it.

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FIT4MEIN2013 12/9/2013 11:47AM

    Very nice!

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GABY1948 12/9/2013 11:33AM

    Wonderful! emoticon

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RACEWELLWON 12/9/2013 11:01AM

    Wonderful Inspiration ! emoticon

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FELINEBETTER 12/9/2013 8:39AM

    WOW! How profound! What a recipe to live by!!! emoticon emoticon

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KELLIEBEAN 12/9/2013 8:35AM

    I'm printing this out and keeping it handy.


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GABY1948 12/9/2013 8:31AM

    GREAT...thanks for sharing them with us!

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SUSANELAINE1956 12/9/2013 7:51AM

    emoticon I enjoyed these thoughts so much.

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LADYRH 12/9/2013 6:28AM

    emoticon emoticon for sharing

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SYDLETZIII 12/8/2013 11:55PM

    Excellent, I am it to my desktop and I add one to help all mankind do ARK (from Evan Almighty) Act of random kindness- helping someone can be as simple as opening a door, clearing their sidewalk, or making a child smile with a joke.

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123ELAINE456 12/8/2013 11:40PM

  Awesome!!! Love the Poem. A Wonderful Way To Live By. Thanks for Sharing.

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SUNNYBEACHGIRL 12/8/2013 11:28PM

    Nice thoughts

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WALLAHALLA 12/8/2013 9:57PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BESCATS 12/8/2013 8:43PM

    That was emoticon and emoticon

emoticon for passing it along !!

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GODDREAMDIVA1 12/8/2013 8:31PM


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1CRAZYDOG 12/8/2013 8:26PM

    WEll said! HUGS

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ALICIA214 12/8/2013 8:23PM


Words to live by. Thank you emoticon

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