Amy Rees Anderson

Promise Yourself

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

When I read this today all I could think of was the fact that I literally can’t think of anything that needs to be said about this poem other than “WOW!” Love it!! I love the message in this poem and I love how inspiring it is. It totally encompasses the way I believe we should live our lives. I just love it!

We need to be strong, and positive, and happy, and loving, and optimistic, and enthusiastic, and kind, and forgiving, and full of love and faith…and always true to the best that is in us.

Have an incredible, blessed day!

~Amy

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