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The Classic Pamela Positive: Promise Yourself – To Be Too Large For Worry… Part Ten of Ten

 

This is Part Ten of Ten in the Series on “The Classic Pamela Positive: Promise Yourself”.  Please click here to start from the beginning!

 

 

Promise Yourself

To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear, and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.

—Christian D. Larson

 

 

Promise Yourself is a beautiful list of 10 Positives we should “Promise Ourselves.”  The piece allows us to embrace life fully by expecting the best and clearing away anything that might hold us back.  It’s healthy for our minds and hearts.

 

 

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Here’s your tenth one, below.  I hope you will practice it with me today!  Please let me know your thoughts and how it affects your day, your life, and the people around you.

 

 


Christian D. Larson (1874 – 1962) was a New Thought leader and teacher, as well as a prolific author of metaphysical and New Thought books.  He is credited by Horatio Dresser as being a founder in the New Thought movement.  Many of Larson’s books remain in print today, nearly 100 years after they were first published, and his writings influenced notable New Thought authors and leaders, including Religious Science founder, Ernest Holmes.

Larson, of Norwegian origin, was born in Iowa and attended Iowa State College and a Unitarian theological school in Meadville, PA.  While little is known about his personal life and what led to his studies in mental science, what is known is its logical teachings appealed to Larson’s analytical mind and led him to discover that combining theology and science could provide a practical and systematic philosophy of life.  During his time he was honorary president of the International New Thought Alliance and lectured extensively during the 1920s and 1930s.  He was a colleague of such notables as William Walker Atkinson, Charles Brodie Patterson, and Home of Truth founder Annie Rix Militz.  He developed the Optimist Creed in use today by Optimist International, better known as the Optimist Clubs.

He married wife Georgea L DuBois on February 14, 1918. They had two children, Louise DuBois Larson (born 1920) and Christian D. Larson Jr. (born 1924). The family lived in Beverly Hills for many years.

BioSource: Wikipedia and Christian D. Larson Home Page


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The Classic Pamela Positive: A Happy Woman…or a Cheerful Woman

 

 

“A happy woman is one who has no cares at all; a cheerful woman is one who has cares but doesn’t let them get her down.”

— Beverly Sills

 

 

We all go through troubles. That doesn’t mean it wrecks our day. It doesn’t color every moment!

 

 

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Be cheery and filled with good wishes for all, including yourself.

 

Beverly Sills was a world class musician and vocal artist.   She supported the arts and helped bring some of musical institutions back to financial viability, such as City Opera.  It faced extreme financial troubles, and was the hardest hit during the AIDS crisis. They lost dozens of valuable conductors, musicians, singers and operations people.  They were hit hard financially, and heart-wise.

 

 

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But Beverly Sills used her influence, financial power, personality and knowledge of music to turn around their future.  It looked hopeless – and she made it full of hope!   She brought cheer back through her cheery personality, and expectation of good. 

 

 

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The sun still shines, even when covered by a cloud. It’s still there. So is your happiness. So is your joy. Sometimes it seems covered a bit, and then, we rediscover it in a more resplendent, beautiful way.

 

I’m Going Forward With Cheerfulness For You and Me,

Pamela

 

 


Beverly Sills was a singer and opera star. She was born Belle Miriam Silverman on May 25, 1929, in Brooklyn, New York. A gifted soprano, Sills was one of America’s most famous opera performers. At the age of three, she won a radio contest and soon began singing on the radio regularly as Bubbles Silverman. Sills studied opera with a voice coach as a child, and made her operatic debut in 1947 at the Philadelphia Civic Opera. After years of trying, Beverly Sills achieved her dream of singing with the New York City Opera in 1955. She played the role of Rosalinde in Die Fledermaus, earning strong reviews. After taking some time away from the stage to handle family matters, she returned stronger than ever in the 1966 New York City Opera production of Handel’s Julius Caesar.

During her long career, Beverly Sills received many honors, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1980. She has written books about her life, including 1987’s Beverly: An Autobiography. She was married to journalist Peter B. Greenough from 1956 until his death in 2006. The couple had two children together. In her retirement, Beverly Sills continued a life of charitable work, notably as a longtime chairwoman of the board of trustees of the March of Dimes.

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The Classic Pamela Positive: A Happy Woman…or a Cheerful Woman

 

“A happy woman is one who has no cares at all; a cheerful woman is one who has cares but doesn’t let them get her down.”

– Beverly Sills

 

We all go through troubles. That doesn’t mean it wrecks our day. It doesn’t color every moment!

 

 

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Be cheery and filled with good wishes for all, including yourself.

The sun still shines, even when covered by a cloud. It’s still there. So is your happiness. So is your joy. Sometimes it seems covered a bit, and then, we rediscover it in a more resplendent, beautiful way.

 

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Beverly Sills was a singer and opera star. She was born Belle Miriam Silverman on May 25, 1929, in Brooklyn, New York. A gifted soprano, Sills was one of America’s most famous opera performers. At the age of three, she won a radio contest and soon began singing on the radio regularly as Bubbles Silverman. Sills studied opera with a voice coach as a child, and made her operatic debut in 1947 at the Philadelphia Civic Opera. After years of trying, Beverly Sills achieved her dream of singing with the New York City Opera in 1955. She played the role of Rosalinde in Die Fledermaus, earning strong reviews. After taking some time away from the stage to handle family matters, she returned stronger than ever in the 1966 New York City Opera production of Handel’s Julius Caesar.

During her long career, Beverly Sills received many honors, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1980. She has written books about her life, including 1987’s Beverly: An Autobiography. She was married to journalist Peter B. Greenough from 1956 until his death in 2006. The couple had two children together. In her retirement, Beverly Sills continued a life of charitable work, notably as a longtime chairwoman of the board of trustees of the March of Dimes.

The Pamela Positive: A Happy Woman…or a Cheerful Woman

“A happy woman is one who has no cares at all; a cheerful woman is one who has cares but doesn’t let them get her down.”
– Beverly Sills

We all go through troubles. That doesn’t mean it wrecks our day. It doesn’t color every moment! Be cheery and filled with good wishes for all, including yourself.

The sun still shines, even when covered by a cloud. It’s still there. So is your happiness. So is your joy. Sometimes it seems covered a bit, and then, we rediscover it in a more resplendent, beautiful way.

Beverly Sills was a singer and opera star. She was born Belle Miriam Silverman on May 25, 1929, in Brooklyn, New York. A gifted soprano, Sills was one of America’s most famous opera performers. At the age of three, she won a radio contest and soon began singing on the radio regularly as Bubbles Silverman. Sills studied opera with a voice coach as a child, and made her operatic debut in 1947 at the Philadelphia Civic Opera. After years of trying, Beverly Sills achieved her dream of singing with the New York City Opera in 1955. She played the role of Rosalinde in Die Fledermaus, earning strong reviews. After taking some time away from the stage to handle family matters, she returned stronger than ever in the 1966 New York City Opera production of Handel’s Julius Caesar.

During her long career, Beverly Sills received many honors, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1980. She has written books about her life, including 1987’s Beverly: An Autobiography. She was married to journalist Peter B. Greenough from 1956 until his death in 2006. The couple had two children together. In her retirement, Beverly Sills continued a life of charitable work, notably as a longtime chairwoman of the board of trustees of the March of Dimes.

The Classic Pamela Positive: A Happy Woman…or a Cheerful Woman

woman-16020_640“A happy woman is one who has no cares at all; a cheerful woman is one who has cares but doesn’t let them get her down.”
– Beverly Sills

We all go through troubles. That doesn’t mean it wrecks our day. It doesn’t color every moment! Continue reading

Classic Pamela Positive: NUMBER ONE THING TO BE HAPPY – Part II

Your coworker is brusque and borderline rude.  

Do you comment on what a downer it is?
or
Have compassion and see another side? Something else might be going on, not work related.

Your roommate doesn’t listen.

Do you get frustrated?
or
Look for the positives they give to your home?

Your new bouquet of flowers wilts early.

Are you upset at the grocery store?
Or
Grateful they gave you joy for a few days, and press them into dried flowers?

Are you astounded by the driver who just cut you off, or grateful you are safe?

Upset you lost your cellphone, or grateful for the people helping you search for it?

Angry your friend forgot to invite you, or grateful when they do?

Miffed your pianist showed up late, or grateful they showed up?

Complaining that the rain wrecked your day, or refreshed by the clean earth?

Disappointed your client didn’t buy your new service, or grateful they are a client?

Annoyed you are low on gas, or grateful you have a car to drive?

Every day, it’s your choice.

NUMBER ONE THING TO BE HAPPY

“It is purity. You must be looking for good and glorifying good — in all that you do.”
-Grey T. Full

Click here to See Part I of NUMBER ONE THING TO BE HAPPY

NUMBER ONE THING TO BE HAPPY – Part I

“It is purity. You must be looking for good and glorifying good — in all that you do.”
-Grey T. Full

Happiness is not driving the new car.

FerrariIt the thoughts that drive you every day.

It’s not living in the mansion.

glen-cove-mansion-hotel-facadeIt’s how you live in your heart.

It’s not getting married to a person.

wedding046-1-ddb17fIt’s being married to love in every action.

It’s not in being extravagant, even generous.

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It’s the purity of goodness in your mind, heart and actions.

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To truly be happy you need to have purity.  With a coworker, in a long grocery line, on the street, in your home, in line at the bank, in band rehearsal, your soccer practice, while driving —

“You must be looking for good and glorifying good — in all that you do.”  Fill your thoughts and actions with a proactive attempt to see good everywhere.

That’s happiness.   Hearts blink on and off.

Stay Tuned on for Part II of Happiness Tomorrow!