I absolutely love the poem, “Promise Yourself", by Christian Larson. I have this poem framed and hanging on my wall as a reminder for me to always be the best person I can be. With so many distractions, expectations, and comparisons in the world today, it can be challenging for one to remain focused on certain goals and be encouraged. Therefore, on this day, allow this beautifully written poem to move you just as it has moved me. Read, reflect and remember that it is not only important to have a positive attitude and believe in yourself but it is also important to speak life and encourage others. Be blessed...
"Promise Yourself" by Christian Larson
"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.”