|A beautiful picture from the inside of |
Ho Ping Garden.
If you don’t know what the Optimist Club is, they are a group of citizens that work together to create a more optimistic future for kids in their community. This group is not just in Niles, it is an international organization that spreads from Canada all the way south to some parts in the Caribbean. This chapter goes beyond working to improve the lives of the children within Niles, they try to improve everyone’s lives in Niles. All the members of the club are highly invested/interested in what we are doing in this project as well, so they invited Dr. Nassaney to give a short 20-minute presentation on what we have found so far in the project as well as recent finds from this season. Overall it was a very positive experience and it was so nice to meet these amazing people and learn about what they are trying to accomplish within their community. If you are interested in learning more, the club has a Facebook page for you to check out to see upcoming events they are involved with. Here is the motto that they go by and if you like what you read, I would highly recommend you get in contact with someone in the club to start getting involved:
|I took this photo of Dr. Nassaney at the restaurant.|
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.
|The Chamber of Commerce building |
where our interview was held.