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The Optimist’s Creed
by C.D. Larson
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, 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 too happy to permit the presence of trouble.
Got this from a my dear dear friend who has Lupus. We were always wondering why she’s always sick. Only this year did she know she had Lupus. Despite her fragile condition she remains radiant and optimistic.
I often get hugely affected by small problems. This friend of mine reminded me of what should be. Her smile and optimism got through me. So they say… “Smiling is Contagious.” The same is true with Optimism.
“Lupus: A chronic inflammatory condition caused by an autoimmune disease. An autoimmune disease occurs when the body’s tissues are attacked by its own immune system. Patients with lupus have unusual antibodies in their blood that are targeted against their own body tissues.”