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 for worry, too noble for anger,
too strong for fear, and too happy to permit the
presence of trouble.
To develop Optimism as a philophy of life utizing
the tenets of the Optimist Creed;
To promote an active interst in good goverment
and civic affairs;
To inspire respect for the law;
To promote patriotism and work for international
accord and friendship all people;
To aid and encourage the development of youth,
in the belief that the giving of one's self in service
to others will advance the well-being of humankind, community life and the world.