words to lead your life


{ driving through the montana / idaho border }
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 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.

To think well of yourself and to proclaim this fact to the world,
not in loud words but great deeds.
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.  
- Christian D. Larson

49 comments:

  1. Thank you SO much for sharing this. What a great way to start my day...with such inspirtaion. Happy Friday! :)

    www.glamorsham.blogspot.com

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  2. what a way to start the day!
    LOVE ITTTTTTTTTTTTTT
    i am smiling big time ♥
    thank you love
    and btw ..beautiful picture!



    xoxo
    Melina ♥
    www.onlyaflightaway.blogspot.com

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  3. Great words! I should be much stronger this year and make my family happy and proud of me.
    x

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  4. What wonderful words to read in the morning! Very inspiring! Thanks for posting that : )

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  5. I love this - thank you for sharing!

    Sam

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  6. I love this. Beutiful Words and definitely needed today. Thanks so much!

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  7. I love that you used this. Isn't it so wonderful?! Probably the best advice ever.

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  8. Very lovely!

    Thank you for popping by my blog yesterday <3

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  9. This is so beautiful! Thank you for posting this! I printed it out for future reference :)

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  10. "To give so much time to the improvement of yourself
    that you have no time to criticize others."

    What a hard thing to do but something that is so important! This whole thing was amazing and so inspiring :)

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  11. that is wonderful:) feeling inspired!

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  12. this is so majestic, and a renewing inspiration for starting a new year. LOVED THIS!!

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  13. Pretty inspiring, thanks for sharing!

    XO,
    Erin

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  14. Great words to live by!
    Thanks!

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  15. That country is soo beautiful! I had never been to that part of the States but drove through over Christmas holidays and I was in awe of the beauty.

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  16. This is absolutely beautiful, TJ! I'm so glad you shared this. I think I will print this off and put it on my wall.

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  17. I love this picture! Wonderful!

    And I hope you get to travel to Europe this year! Happy 2012! :D

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  18. Great post! Thanks for stopping by my little bloggy :)
    your newest follower!

    xoxo - kylie
    www.livinglovingandphotographing.com

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  19. Beautiful words! Thank you for sharing!

    http://crescendoblog.blogspot.com

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  20. Love this poem. Thanks for sharing!

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  21. Perfect words for my Saturday. <3.
    xx. Jillian

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  22. oh i'm printing this, thanks love!! xo

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  23. now THIS is a new years resolution! officially inspired :)

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  24. I love this! It's so easy to get caught up in all your worries and forget who you are for a minute. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  25. absolutely beautiful words!!! printing this one out and pinning up on the board above my desk! gorgeous photo, too! have a fantastic weekend!!! XO brynn

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  26. Those words {and picture} is so beautiful! Thanks for sharing (:

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  27. I love this poem it is posted in my inspirational book!

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  28. What a gorgeous picture! Who knew Montana and idaho could be so gorgeous. and I have driven through just Idaho and never saw such a sight!

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  29. So inspiring...just what I needed with a new beginning tomorrow...and I love the photo too amazing!

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  30. Lovey post you've shared.

    Check out mines sometime:
    http://nmephotoblog.blogspot.com/

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  31. um. i love this. great inspiration for a rainy sunday.
    kristen

    mikie and kristen

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  32. THANK YOU!! This honestly spoke to me hahaha but really I caught myself grinning reading it. Copied that right to my journal. Xoxo

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  35. this is beautiful -- after a not-so-great 24 hours, i'm definitely going to take this to heart. thanks TJ :)

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