Life can be amazing on many levels. A few days ago, I was reminded of just how far I have come as a human being. I recalled many dark and traumatic places and times. Those times felt so real that I believed it was my only reality. Fast forward to years later, and I can see just how many negative circumstances that I successfully overcome.
My secrets to success have been my deep spirituality and surrounding myself with healthy and trustworthy people. I have learned to not only to spend quality time with God, but to listen to His voice and follow through. And just when I needed something the most, the right person(s) was always there. My loving and life saving support system.
Each life experience has helped to make me into the woman I am today. So in this moment is a woman grateful for her life and the ability to live it to the fullest! I am proud of me!
What have you overcome?
To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future.
To wear a cheerful expression at all times and give a smile to every living creature I meet.
To give so much time to improving myself that I 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.
To think well of myself and to proclaim this fact to the world, not in loud
words, but in great deeds.
To live in the faith that the whole world is on my side, so long as I am true
to the best that is in me.
Christian D. Larson
The Optimist’s Creed
What promises do you make to yourself?
It is amazing the power that lies in the tounge. The power of life and death is
contained in such an unattractive organ. Everyday we speak thousand of words.
Some of them on a concious level, but more often than not, we have the private
thoughts that rarely get spoken. If we were to take an honest look at the words
we speak to ourselves, we might just become surprised at what we learn.
At times I struggle with not feeling good enough or playing the dangerous
“should” game. (I “should” be doing better at my age, I “should” be thinner or
I “should” have more friends.) I could go on and on with examples of how that line of
thinking can destroy our self esteem. However, today, I challenge myself
to speak words of encourgagement, love, and understanding. I must remember
that I am a work in progress that needs forgiveness, patience, and grace.
So today I choose to accept/love myself by saying, “I know that life has
been challenging but I appreciate how I am learning to take better care of
my mind, body, and spirit. I love myself for choosing to fight for a great life than
accept mediocrity. Because of my commitment to myself, I am becoming stronger
with the help of positive family/friends and my Higher Power.”
How many kind words will you speak to yourself?
Ask, Believe, Receive. Just three simple steps to create what you want.
However, very often the second step, believe, can be the most difficult one.
And yet it is the greatest step you will ever take. Believing contains no doubt.
Believing does not waver. Believing is absolute faith. Believing remains
steadfast despite what is happening in the outside world.
When you master believing, you have mastered your life.
What do you believe?
One of the most beautiful features a person can
display is confidence. Confidence gives you the
courage see the beauty within yourself and the
permission to allow your light to shine.
Allowing your confidence to shine can become a
powerful tool to help you achieve many of the goals
and dreams stored in your heart just waiting to burst out.
What are three things that you love about yourself?