For tonight’s daily inspiration, I wanted to share a poem with you called:
THE OPTIMIST CREED-By: Christian D Larson
Mr. Larson (1874 – 1954) was an author, teacher and leader of the “new thought movement”. The “new thought movement” is a philosophical movement, which began in the early 19th century. Followers of this movement believe:
- “Infinite Intelligence” (God) is everywhere
- Divinity dwells within all people
- Our mental state effects our physical well being-good or bad.
- The highest belief – love all living things unconditionally,
Many of Christian Larson’s books are still in print today, 100 years later.
Below is a list of Mr. Larson’s books
I personally find the poem quite inspirational. It’s a great reminder of positive thinking, loving all living things and having no time for worry or negativity. I hope you appreciate this poem as much as I do. It is a popular poem. Let me know if you’ve heard of it before. How has it affected your life and way of thinking. Or…just the opposite-you find it annoyingly cheerful and you can’t stand it. Either way….
Let me know your thoughts.
Here is a short video which includes
a reading of the poem.
Below is a written version
with a PDF link,
in case you wish to print it out.