Wednesday, December 21, 2011

The Optimist Creed

I just got home from speaking to an amazing service organization - The Optimist Club. Like their name suggests, the group was chock full of positive energy. After speaking, they presented me with a certificate and a coffee mug with their creed printed on it.

I think this will be my new creed. I wanted to share with you, too! These principles are at the core of Girl Power 2 Cure and everyone who works with us. We are so thankful to all of the people we have met on this journey. You all add to our collective inspiration to look Rett Syndrome in the eye and still be optimistic.

THE OPTIMIST CREED (visit their website to learn more)

  • 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 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 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.