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.

About Optimist International


We are an affiliate of Optimist International, a volunteer organization of over 2,500 Optimist Clubs around the world. 


Optimists work together to make the future brighter by bringing out the best in children, in their communities, and in themselves.



Our Mission:

By providing hope and positive vision, Optimists bring out the best in kids.


Our Vision:

Optimist International will be recognized worldwide as the premier volunteer organization that values all children and helps them develop to their full potential.


More information at the Optimist International website




Piqua, Ohio Optimist Club