January 17, 2010

Sing a joyful song

Optimist Clubs are well known for sharing the Optimist Creed. Whenever a group of Optimist Club members gather, they recite the Optimist Creed and promise  to live a positive life. 

My original club also sang a song, "Hail to Optimism."  I was pleasantly surprised when I found the words to the song on the January 1 edition of the Austin, Texas Optimist Club newsletter The Optinote.

Be thankful that I"m not singing this to you; I hope that you enjoy the uplifting words of the retro Optimist Club song "Hail to Optimism":

HAIL Optimism
       Inspiration blessed;
SPREAD the joy and gladness
       Over all the rest;
RALLY round our standards,
        It shall sure prevail;
OPTIMISM on forever,
        HAIL! HAIL! HAIL!

Do you have any joyful traditions, songs or sayings in your Optimist Club?  Please tell us about them here.


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