Promise Yourself

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 in them
To look on 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 to press on to the greater achievements of the future
To wear a cheerful countenance at all times
And to give every living creature you meet a smile
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.