Promise Yourself Happiness!

Posted by on Jul 28, 2011 in Blog, Motivation & Inspiration, Personal Development | 62 comments

Five Simple Rules for Happiness: free your heart from hatred, free your mind from worries, live simply, give more, expect lessWhy not promise yourself happiness in every aspect of your life!

 We have a choice in how we live our lives and treat each other.  Life and business is so much more enjoyable with happiness on your side!



Promise Yourself Happiness!

The Optimist Creed

~Christian D. Larson~

 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, 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 expression at all times and give
give a smile to ever living creature you meet.

To give so much time to improving yourself
that you have no time to criticize others.

To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, and 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,
not in loud word, but in great deeds.

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




Just think…if we are focused on doing the right thing, improving ourselves and helping others, how much happiness can be spread and in turn how much will be brought back to your own life and business success.  You know the old saying of “what goes around comes around”, I find this very true.

I take great pride in being associated with a team and company that follows the fundamental basics of helping others. I challenge you to strive daily to promise yourself to wake up with a smile and find someone you can help in your personal or professional life, with no expectations of getting anything in return.


I would love thoughts, comments. Please feel free to leave them below!



Promise Yourself Happiness!


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  1. christy r

    Great advice !

  2. Amy McCarty

    This is so true. It so important to show and promise ourselves true happiness. If we don’t like something in our lives we need to change it 🙂

  3. Lori Thomas

    How true this is and I also believe that what goes around comes around

  4. Llehn

    Love this! Thanks for sharing.

  5. miha.ela

    with no expectations of getting anything in return… so true !

  6. Marina

    I will print this and put it on my fridge 🙂
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  7. Jeff

    This article speaks so right about staying positive and improving oneself. I wish more people were nice to each other.

  8. Shiloh K

    Inspiring blog entry! Love it.
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  9. Shawna Elkins

    What a great message! Love it!
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  10. Heather H.

    I teach a self-esteem class for women and this poem is perfect to share! Thanks

  11. nicole

    great post and words to remember!

  12. Karla Sceviour

    This is so true! Defiantely something to think about!

  13. silvergirl

    very well said 🙂
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  14. Joscelyne Hilton

    Love the five simple rules!!! Good advice!
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  15. Susan E.

    I love this creed and I’ve also printed it out to put on my fridge. Thank you!

  16. Jill H.

    I love this! What a great world it would be if everyone lived their lives this way! Thank you for bringing this wisdom into my life!

  17. Linda Komondy

    Great poem, great concept and very true. I would add one very important aspect – faith in God and a personal relationship with Jesus Christ!

  18. Karen Prope

    Thank you, I really needed this. I have so much going on for other people I don’t have time for myself.

  19. Julie Witt

    Thanks so much for the good advice! It’s definitely something worth thinking about 🙂 I made a copy so I can remind myself regularly!

  20. Diane Abel King

    Great advice, I think the most important step to happiness is learning to love and like yourself first.

  21. Sarah L

    That is a GREAT poem. I try to live by most of what it says. Thank you.

  22. James Donnellon

    Really awesome advice!

  23. Crissy Ross


    Thanks for such an uplifting post! I will print this off and take a look at it every morning. I love it. We do have a choice, and I choose to be Happy!

    Thanks for sharing.

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  24. Ilene Q

    Wow! Great post. Thanks for sharing Rebecca.
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  25. tim dizdarevic

    Very good advice!

  26. Amy Brown Whitley

    Wonderful advice!!
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  27. Keely Moore

    Thanks Rebecca! Loved this!

  28. Kimberly Turner

    Love that! Thanks for sharing! Definitely something I will print out and have it visible each day!
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  29. angie

    I don’t think that most people truly believe that they are in control of their own happiness and how much others’ influence can challenge that happiness. Great post and words!
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  30. Micki Lessard

    wonderful Rebecca….so true
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  31. Katharina

    I enjoyed reading this… and it’s something I definitely needed to hear today. 🙂 Thank you for a very timely post. Katharina

  32. Heather Calhoun

    Giving with no expectation of personal gain is a quality I admire. What a great way to express happiness. Thanks for sharing this poem.
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  33. Michelle Elizer

    we DO have a choice, thanks for the reminder and post Rebecca !!

  34. Amy Hauer

    This is great! I agree the most important step to happiness is learning to love and like yourself first, and then paying it forward!

    “If all you’re about is winning, it’s not really worth it. I’m after things that last”. Keli McGregor

    Thanks for sharing this Rebecca!
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  35. Janet Jackson

    helping others is where it’s at! it shows visible outward signs of God working through us!

  36. stacey dempsey

    I know that when i go about my day in that frame of mind everything just goes smoother.I also know that when i come into contact with people who are not in a positive frame of mind it makes you feel uncomfortable and you just want to get away from them. I feel like it is just such a waste of time and energy to put such negativity out there, and it does come back , so thank you for the reminder, today was a harder day and this helps out it all back in perspective

  37. Olivia Douglass

    Thanks for the awesome encouragement!

  38. kittykerri

    Great post…I totally agree & it’s a great reminder.
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  39. Holly Hennessy Swint

    Great message! Positive thinking works!

  40. Jennifer Nicole Tobin Beraducci

    wow very inspiring to read thanks alot. I will defiantly be coming back to read more =) keep up the good work!

  41. Joanne Schultz

    Doing the right thing may not always make you happy, but at least you won’t have regrets about it.

  42. Margaret Smith

    I love how positive and uplifting your posts are. Really brings things into perspective.

  43. Jeff

    I will print this out. Very nice!

  44. JoeyfromSC

    I LOVED this! thanks for sharing..I am gonna forward this to others if you don’t mind! thanks!
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  45. Terressa B.

    I agree that the true road to happiness is giving hapiness to others. I enjoyed reading this little bit of encouragement. Thank you!

  46. Madeline

    Sounds good

  47. Geoff K

    Very inspiring and uplifting post! I think many people mistakenly try to find happiness through material goods or concrete “things,” when they would be much more likely to find satisfaction and fulfillment through worthwhile experiences and relationships instead, both in their personal and professional lives. Thanks for sharing!

  48. mae

    Thanks for sharing this! What a great way to start my day right and promise myself happiness!

    Visiting from Manila, Philippines
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  49. a marie hj saver

    what a great reminder– i spend so much time trying to keep others happy, i forget to keep myself happy too!

  50. Cujo

    Great advise for these trying times.

  51. Kim

    Thanks so much!!!

  52. Lynn Barrera

    Wow Rebecca, this creed is so uplifting, and it is a great one to read from time to time. I know where to come back to when I need a pick-me-up. Thanks for sharing.
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    I just want to say I am just very new to blogging and certainly loved your blog. Likely I’m want to bookmark your site . You really come with beneficial writings. Thanks a bunch for revealing your website page.


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