Spirit is the real and eternal;
matter is the unreal and temporal.
~ Mary Baker Eddy
The Optimist Creed 1
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 worthwhile 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 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 expression at all times
and give a smile to every living creature you meet.
To give so much time to improving 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 word, but in great deeds.
To live in the faith that the whole world is on your side,
so long as you are true to the best that is in you.
1 The following version, without the title “The Optimist Creed,” is quoted from Science of Mind.
This Week’s Affirmation:
“I am the creator of my reality.”
(For more on Affirmations, go to my Affirmations Page.)