This is such a strange time of uncertainty and change. I often feel strong and other times feel just drained. I discovered this wonderful poem a few days ago on Instagram and, for me, it sums up how I want to be in the midst of craziness. So I wanted to share it with you today!

Promise Yourself by Christian D. Larson

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 like 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 criticise 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,

To live in faith that the whole world is on your side so long as you are true to the best that is in you.

Most of our wellbeing is in our hands. It may sound slightly controversial to say but it’s never the situation that is causing us stress or anxiety but rather our chosen response to it. We really can learn how to respond and choose where to place our energy.

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