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

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14 Comments Add yours

  1. Ajay Sharma says:

    Such a lovely poem, I badly needed something like this rn.. thanks a ton! πŸ’“πŸ’“

    1. Didi says:

      It’s really beautiful poem and I’m so glad you like it as much as I do πŸ’›πŸ’œπŸ’›πŸ’œπŸ’›πŸ’œ

  2. Love this! exactly what everyone needs

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  3. Very touching. Thank you ☺

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  4. Geri Lawhon says:

    Wonderful poem, especially, the lines; To talk health, happiness, and prosperity to every person you meet.” Great post.

    1. Didi says:

      I’m glad you like it. As soon as I read this poem I fell in love with it and the message it sends.πŸ’œπŸ’›πŸ’œπŸ’›πŸ’œ

  5. Inspiring

    1. Didi says:

      Sometimes we need words like thisπŸ€—. Thanks for reading πŸ’›πŸ’œ

  6. Lizzie says:

    Love this

    1. Didi says:

      I’m so glad you like it. This poem is really powerful πŸ€—πŸ’œπŸ’›

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