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The Optmists Creed, Written by Christian D. Larson in 1912.
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.
Hand printed on 100% cotton paper with archival pigments. Ships Flat.
8x10 fits 8x10 frame, no mat required. If matting, 8x10 art fits 11x14 standard mat opening.
11x14 fits 11x14 frame, no mat required. If matting, 11x14 art fits 16x20 standard mat opening.
16x20 fits 16x20 frame, no mat required.
5x7 Art Cards, Blank Inside. With Envelope.
An important New Thought leader, influencing the founders' of New Thought, Religious Science, which also is known as Science of Mind. New Thought has influenced many, such as Norman Vincent Peale and numerous other inspirational, self-help writers. The Optimist Creed was authored in 1912 by Christian D. Larson, appearing in his book Your Forces and How to Use Them. It was adopted as Optimist International's creed in 1922. Many have found inspiration in The Optimist Creed.
In hospitals, the creed has been used to help patients recover from illness. In locker rooms, coaches have used it to motivate their players.
Joseph Polansky noted Astrologer, describes Lisa Wray's Metaphysical Art as "a meditation in pictures, colors, shapes and forms. The whole effect engages both the mind and the heart and lifts us into another level. Many of her works are of the mandala style -- hieroglyphs of wholeness -- nature forms seen in a new way. But many are reminiscent of Dali and his surrealism -- we are in another space, where nature forms and human forms coexist and tell a dream like story."
Lisa's art is inspired by her spiritual journey: her goal is to inspire you, as she has been inspired by others throughout the ages.