Thursday, May 10, 2012

Promise Yourself

Taking a "page" from my hot-headed red head friend . . . I'm going to drill this into my brain over the next couple of weeks.

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 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 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 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

So, for me - I must drill that first line into my brain.  I have to believe that I AM strong - even though so many things are pulling at me and wanting me to give into my weaknesses and curl up in a ball and stay there for days.  But I get up each day and get through the day without much mishap.  Now - I need to just stop EXISTING and start living.  That is where this inner strength has to come in.

Oh yeah, and I have to FIND "peace of mind" in order to keep stress from disturbing it.  I have a big job ahead of me today . . .

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