I recently spoke to a group of young women on how to be positive in these challenging times. As so many of us have been sucked into "the ain’t it awful club", I thought I would share with them and you what was once given to me when I was a teenager. I hope it inspires you!
Oath of Positivity
as read by Pearl Bailey, Live on NBC By J. Morris Anderson
My physical appearance will always reveal my positive mental attitude toward life.
My head held high will indicate the mental and spiritual strength that lives within me.
My straight, cheerful manner of walking will exemplify the positive direction my life has taken.
My eloquent manner of talking will always relate the positive mental, spiritual and physical forces that reside within me.
My illustrious smile will always express the pleasure I receive from living.
The positive look in my eyes will always indicate the self confidence and positive spirits inside me.
I CAN perform any task;
I CAN sell any product;
I CAN succeed in any job;
I CAN cause any relationship to thrive;
I CAN overcome any obstacle;
I CAN accomplish any objective.
I AM a positive mental, spiritual and physical person.
I AM spiritually capable of succeeding.
I CAN successfully compete on any mental level;
I WILL succeed on any physical level of activity in which I engage.