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Daily Inspiration: I Promise Myself…

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Christian D Larson

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

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Christian D Larson Book List can be found at

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. 

I Promise MyselfBy- Christian D Larson

Print-The Optimist Creed HERE

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Have a blessed evening everyone!

About Tamara Hoerner (1258 Articles)
Welcome to The Purple Almond! My name is Tamara Hoerner. I am a student at Hawthorn University working toward a Master of Science in Health and Nutrition Education. For me, the name Purple Almond symbolizes “Good, nutritious, whole food bringing light and life to the body, awakening the inherent healing mechanisms within.” I'm all about getting back to the basics, good old fashioned traditional organic, whole food, the kind your great-grandmother used to eat. You'll find no processed foods here. Just good food to heal your whole body. I also believe a healthy body isn't just about food. Stress plays a large part in the physical health of our body. I, therefore, believe in using anything that relieves stress and heals the body, including: mediation, yoga, music, laughter, inspiration and helping others. You'll find all these included in my blog as well.

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