Promise Yourself

As heard on the Good Stuff with Jim Thompson

  • 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 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 to worry,

  • too noble for anger,

  • too strong for fear,

  • and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.

Christian D. Larson