Hello Fellow Optimist Members!
So, we are marking off the days until Thanksgiving and before we know it Christmas, Hanukah, and then a New Year. Many of my Facebook Friends have been posting things they are thankful for. So many of the things listed are the standard things that people are thankful for, such as family, friends, health, happiness and prosperity. What are you thankful for?
I’m thankful that I am an Optimist. I’m also thankful for all the things our club has done over the years to support, encourage and provide well ran programs that the youth in our community could enjoy. The other thing that I am thankful for is the sharing of ideas with other clubs in the district. One of the ways that these ideas can be shared is at the Zone Meetings and the District Conferences and Convention. Your Lt. Governors and I have been trying to conduct Zone meetings to give you a chance to share with other clubs in your area their ideas and programs that they have had or have coming up in the near future. I know how busy things can get, but I sincerely hope that as future Zone meetings and District Conferences come up that you will try to attend them. You will always go away with a new idea, or just be able to share your own stories with fellow Optimists.
In light of the events of the past month I’m also thankful for the Optimist Creed and the guide it is for my everyday life. There are times when we all need those words of encouragement to just get us through the things that happen in our lives and the lives of our families and friends. I love that the Creed begins with the Phrase “Promise Yourself.” Doesn’t mean it will always be okay, it just means that you should try or “promise yourself” to make your Optimism come true.
So, I hope you take some time this month to think about what you are thankful for, but also take some time to thank those people in your life who are there supporting you and loving you. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!
Yours in Optimism,
Governor 2014 - 2015