• Join an Optimist Club Join us to bring out the best in youth, in your community and in yourself
  • Junior Optimist International Join the world's most dynamic coalition of youth volunteers
  • Official Suppliers Supplying Optimists with awards, pins, apparel and more
  • Welcome New Clubs Spreading Optimism to new communities
  • Optimist Junior Golf Building positive values in young people through golf
  • Friend of Optimists Inspire yourself and others by supporting Optimism
Join an Optimist Club1 Youth Clubs (JOOI)3 Official Suppliers5 Welcome New Clubs6 Optimist Junior Golf7 Friend of Optimists8


Optimistic Desktops

Let your desktop inspire you! Your favorite tenet of the Optimist Creed is now available for download so that you can use it as your computer's desktop.

Getting started
It's easy! Just select the tenet you would like to use. Right click on the image (or Control-click for Mac users) and select "Set as Background." You're done!


To be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.



 
To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own.




To talk health, happiness and prosperity to every person you meet.




 
To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future.




To make all your friends feel that there is something in them.



 
To wear a cheerful countenance at all times and give every living creature you meet a smile.




To look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true.



 
To give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others.




To think only of the best, to work only for the best, and to expect only the best.



 
To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear, and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.