The title of this post was taken from the song Thirty-Three by Smashing Pumpkins.
I haven't blogged in a few days. No excuses; I just decided to take the weekend off. We were out of school Friday for snow and out of school today for ice so it was a long weekend for me. I've been feeling a little sorry for myself these last few days. There are things in my life that I have been willing to happen and they just aren't going the way I had hoped. I can handle things not going my way but, when I really really want something, it's hard when it doesn't happen. I don't really have much to say tonight. I'm feeling kind of melancholy. I'll leave you with this.
I promise myself
"To be so strong that nothing can disturb my peace of mind.
To talk health, happiness, and prosperity to every person I meet.
To make all my friends feel that there is something worthwhile in them.
To look at the sunny side of everything and make my optimism come true.
To think only of 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 I am about my own.
To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to greater achievements of the future.
To wear a cheerful expression at all times and give a smile to every living creature I meet.
To give so much time to improving myself that I 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 myself and to proclaim this fact to the world, not in loud words, but in great deeds.
To live in the faith that the whole world is on my side, so long as I am true to the best that is in me."
Christian D. Larson