THE OPTIMIST CREED
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 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 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.
The purpose of this club
shall be to develop Optimism as a Philosophy of life, utilizing the tenets of the
Optimistic Creed; to promote an active interest in good government and civic affairs; to
inspire respect for law, to promote patriotism work for international accord and
friendship among all people; to aid and encourage the development of youth, in the belief
that the giving of one's self in service to others will advance the well-being of man, his
community and world.