I’ve been meaning to post this for a year now. A year.

I know… Time just has a way of slipping away, you know?

Anyways, my dear friends Katie and Melanie sent me a beautiful wishbone necklace as a good luck gift when I moved to Chicago last fall. {Like I said, this post has been a long time coming, ha!} Along with the necklace came a poem that I want to share with you. I think it’s a great way to kick off a Monday morning.



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 of 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 are 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.

– Christian D. Larson


  1. Beautiful! I have a wishbone necklace too and I love jewelry as symbols of whatever we are searching for in life. Have a great Monday!
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  2. This is exactly what I needed to hear this morning. Thank you! :)
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  3. LOVE that!! Thanks for sharing :)
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  4. awwwww I love that. Such a great message to share. XOXO.
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  5. this is sweet. :) especially nice because it came from your close friends.
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  6. love this. great way to start monday :)
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  7. This is a wonderful way to start a Monday! :)
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  8. Love this!!! It just speaks the truth and how we should live our lives.
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  9. Love this! Such a great reminder on a Monday morning.
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  10. Beautiful. That last sentence. I wish I could say I felt like the world is on my side after the uear I’ve had.
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  11. I love this so much! Amazing words to live by <3
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  12. So beautiful! A promise to be you! :)
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  13. Awww such sweet girls, those two. :) Beautiful message!
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  14. Lovely, thanks for sharing. xoxo, ganeeban

  15. Great words!

  16. Wow!!! Love this. Just what I needed to read today. I love your website and I have enjoyed reading your blog so much!

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