Today I’m sharing some motivating words I found posted on Karen Rauch Carter’s wonderful website. Do check it out. She’s a feng shui expert and so much more. Her book, “Move Your Stuff, Change Your Life” is one of my favorites!
A vendor at the farmer’s market shared this poem with Karen. She posted it on her website, and I just had to share it:
The Optimist Creed
To be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.
To talk help, happiness and prosperity to everyone 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 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 to happy to permit the presence of trouble.
– Optimist International
Yep, all of the above is a tall order, but if we move towards optimism, that’s an accomplishment. Just like in the Yoga pose pictured. . .I had to take many baby steps to move towards it. Each step, even the mistakes–especially the mistakes–were steps in the right direction.
Have a great day, everyone. I’ll be back soon with some food posts, just in time for Valentine’s Day.