My Name is Sarah

MY NAME IS SARAH. I am a quilt designer and the sewcial director of Sarah's Sewcial Lounge. I also have a business called Down Right Charming. I sell my quilts mostly on etsy and I make pillowcases to donate to patients in the hospital in memory of my friend Kristen Kirton. I am a young adult living with Down syndrome. I hope you enjoy reading about my life journey.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

The Optimist Creed

a message from Joyce: I wrote yesterday about my personal journey for self improvement, to have a fresh start and perspective for my 50th birthday. Today I would like to share something, The Optimist Creed, that has become quite important to me. I so love the words, the message, the philosophy. It is from a group called Optimist International.

The Optimist Creed

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 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 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.


Lianna said...

Words of wisdom...couldn't have been read at a better time. :)

Tsquared417 said...

I needed that today. printing and posting it. Thank you!!

stephanie said...

Even the pessimist in me loved it!
Can I copy it for my fridge?

Bayla said...


My name is Bayla and I work for an organization called Friendship Circle.

Friendship Circle provides advocacy, support, love and friendship for children with special needs through our volunteer-based extra curricular and critical life-skills based programs.

We are currently taking part of a contest that JPMorgan Chase is running through Facebook to win $1MM. With $1MM we plan to create a training program for typically developing teens throughout the country, through which we hope to teach teenagers how interact with children with special needs, create bigger and better awareness in the teenage community and put an end to bullying.

We also plan to double the size of our "life-village" in which individuals with special needs can learn critical life skills such as making and keeping appointments, checking books out of the library, purchasing items at retailers and filling out withdrawel and deposit slips at the bank.

Please vote for us at and promote us to your friends and fans!

Thank you!

Adelaide Dupont said...


It's great when people put their hearts and heads together to produce this wisdom.

It works whether you're five, fifty or five hundred!

(Helen Keller was pretty good at living out the Creed, too).


Thanks for (re)introducing us to the Friendship Circle. I first heard of it in 2009, after a man named Andrew Ackner was part of it. He mentored a preteen called Max.

(Lilya's blog is a bonus. Do come and read it if and when you can).