Monday, July 11, 2011

The Optimist's Creed

Years ago... my mom would cut out little clippings with positive messages on them for me to look at daily. I hung them on my mirror in high school, my fridge in college, and now I look at them at my vanity in our closet when I get ready.
This one has been through a lot of moves and is starting to wear, but I love seeing it daily.
Sometimes, it's just the reminder I need to get out of a funky mood or to appreciate everything I have to be thankful for.

I love this little creed.  I hope it's a good reminder for you, too!


xoxo

17 comments:

MJ said...

My mom gave me the same thing a few years ago!! I love it :) Thanks for the reminder to pull out my copy and just review it a little more often these days...

Amanda said...

I need to print this out and frame it! Thanks for sharing Tracy!

Amanda Lynn said...

I love that! Thank you for the wonderful reminder!!!!

jess said...

How sweet that your mom did this! I love the little creed too. Thanks for sharing! :)

Megan said...

how freaking cool is your mom!!! i used to do this when i was in college and i put them in a binder i would read each morning! i think it's wonderful your mom has such a positive attitude and has passed that characteristic down to you :)

safire said...

I'm so pessimistic sometimes because I think of it as preparing for "just in case". Thankfully both my boyfriend and dad are very optimistic people!

I love this post!

[Ashley] said...

I have been reading and re-reading my own cut out copy of the same thing for years! It's my bookmark for everything :) Glad someone else gets inspiration from the same words!

~ Kelly Ann ♥ said...

What a cute idea- I'm going to start this -with my daughter right now she only one-- I need to write this down to remind me in a few years to do this- such a sweet idea! Thxs for sharing!!

Kelly
www.kellyannstudio.com

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

I love this! So cute of your mom!

Caroline said...

I love this!!!

missy. said...

just what i needed today, thanks love!

Jax said...

I love this, girl! :) Thank you for posting!

Baby Mama said...

I love love love this!!!

Leah said...

Love this, definitely pinning!

Ana @My (Newly)Wed Life said...

This is great! Love that your mom used to do that for you! Very inspirational!!

Natalie Marie said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this! thank you so much for sharing! I needed that today! I think i will post it on my blog! thanks girl!

Love7 said...

I have the exact same clipping! I found it in a magazine years and years ago while getting my taxes done. Haha. It's in black and white as well because I made a copy of it. Sometimes the internet can be an awesome thing. Happy I came across your blog.

Have a wonderful day!