Lately I have been trying to be more flexible, have lower expectations, and generally enjoy life more. Far too often I stress out because I want everything to be just right. And, although I do not feel the end goal is bad, it certainly makes getting there more challenging. So I am learning to enjoy the process of getting there as much as I enjoy the end results overall.
With this in mind I thought I would share 'The Optimist Creed.' I found it in a little book my friend Melinda (who should be a blogger, but is too busy) gave me a few years back. It goes like this:
-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 special 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 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.
Source: Optimist International
I have a long way to go with most of these, but the more I remind myself the better I get. One day at a time, right?
Scripture of the Day: Mosiah 3:3-4