Letter from the President
If you attended the July 19th meeting, you heard me share a bit about how our Optimist Creed helps me get through the pain and frustration of all the violence in the world around us. I'm sure it does the same for you, and I'm interested in learning which particular lines speak to you the most. I'd like to breathe new life into our online presence by featuring member quotes on how our Creed brings optimism into your daily life.
In my daily life--at work, with family, in my home, with my friends, and out in public--I focus on thinking only the best, working only for the best, and expecting only the best. Whether I'm counselling teenage girls at work or sitting in the snarls of Kingshighway traffic, I strive to put aside petty frustrations to focus on how I can impact the situation around me. If I can't, I find a positive spin, repeat it to myself until I actually believe it, and move on with my life.
Which line from our Creed carries you through your daily grind? Email your thoughts to me at email@example.com. Let me know if you're not comfortable with me using your first name when sharing online.
And now, before you get on with the rest of your inbox, take one minute and ten seconds to watch this video, entitled "10 Signs You're Doing Well in Life (Even If You Don't Feel Like It)." I know it brightened my morning, and I hope it does the same for you.
August 16, 2016, 6:00 PM at Fallon’s Restaurant
The club would to wish Melissa Garcia, Terry Sparks and Bob Lilly a Happy Birthday!
Quote of the Momth: “I am only one, but still I
am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something. And because
I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do the something I can do.”
– Edward Everett Hale