Promises

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.

promises

Promises

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

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