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Thanksgiving, Optimism, and Irony: Promise Yourself the Best

Posted Nov 24 2011 7:11am
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Posted by: on Nov 24, 2011 |

Defaced Optimist Club creed

So, I’m walking by a park sponsored by the local Optimist Club chapter, and I notice that the Optimist creed has been defaced by some clueless vandals. I shot a picture with my phone (above) because I was knocked out by the irony. Ironic because they tried to destroy the very thing that might save them – a creed of personal accountability and optimism.

I know this isn’t a healthcare marketing post. I am writing this on Thanksgiving, so maybe I’m a little holiday emotional, but I found their club creed inspiring.

So in the spirit of gratitude, I thought I’d post a copy here. Hey, maybe by vandalizing the Optimist message, the vandals have actually helped spread the message they sought to destroy. Hmmmmm. Another irony.

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 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 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.

Thanks to all who follow my musings on healthcare marketing and increasing patient volume. I appreciate you permitting my personal tangent on this holiday. I’m grateful for the countless blessings in my life and wish all of you and your loved ones a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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