This world can bring you down, hard.
People at every turn try to get under your skin. If they don’t get their way, they’ll try and make your life hellish! NO more NEGATIVE CRAP.
And if you think the Grumpy Old Man or Woman gig is a good one, screw you!
I don’t need to be exposed to someone that feels being a pile of miserable is funny or enchanting. That gig only lasts so long. It gets old fast.
When I joined the Regina Downtowners Optimist Club, it was to meet new people, exchange positive ideas, work toward betterment in the community in which I live and ultimately help the youth of the city and province.
Taking various skills and working toward a betterment of my own head space and finding an outlet where your opinions and work actually matter. More often then you think, our work places actually halt the flow of positive energies. At times it is the office culture and at times it is just personal.
How we process these attacks is up to us as individuals. But this little blog is not about those folks, this is about being a member of the Optimist organization.
Coming up in the next few weeks three major events take place in schools, churches, rinks and facilities in Regina.
The Optimist Oratorical Contest is one of the organization’s most popular programs, with more than 2,000 clubs participating annually. Carrying the motto “Bringing Out the Best in Kids”.
Children are taking the chosen topic and making it come to life, standing in front of peers, parents and judges and going through the process of speaking confidently.
The end result is experience and financial gains in scholarship money.
The Regina Downtowners Optimist Band Festival also involves children across Saskatchewan in a week of musical growth.
This event takes hours of Optimist “power” and is rewarding for club members as well as the students and teachers as they perform not only for themselves, but the adjudicators, parents and fellow students.
Adjudicators are coming from across North America plus abroad. For some students this is a first and for others it is “old-hat”. Good Luck to All!
The bands will travel by bus into Regina’s Conexus Arts Centre. They will look as neat and tidy as possible and keep their instruments polished, music in order and be set to perform and dazzle the judges!
Nothing would be more pleasing for the kids then to see you in the Conexus Arts Centre seats. Admission is $5 and you are invited to stay and listen all day.
If you love CURLING then the weekend of the 17th through 20th is for you! Join the fun by cheering on Under 18 curlers at the Regina Callie Club.
Volunteers are required for both events.
If you feel like the Optimist Club would be a good fit for how you feel about today’s youth and service clubs, then there is a reason for you to check out how we play and work together in the community.
When the outside world feels like its pressing you down, turning to your friends in a service club can make the world of difference. Plus you also know you are making the world of difference!
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 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 for 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.
Optimists conduct positive service projects that reach more than six million youth