MENTOR :: MOTIVATOR :: MOTHER ::
Mind blowing for sure!! Each week I continue to put the pieces together. It is alike a huge puzzle that I have not actually seen the picture of the puzzle. Each week I start to understand how last week fits into the this week. It is so exciting and eye opening.
Substitute constructive thought for destructive thought!! (Part of Week 8) Really, why did I not think of this before! I do have s strong word I use when a thought tries to get into my brain and I do not want it there. I say the word "impervious." When someone says something rude or something that use to be (many of the negative thoughts are gone and in many cases I don't even remember what they were, I say to my self I am impervious and the thought stops. What I did not realize in many cases I would substitute a constructive thought about the destructive thought. Being more aware of this is really exciting. Now in Week 9 I am actually replacing my destructive thought with "I am whole, perfect, strong, powerful, loving, harmonious and happy." Boom! I have also shared this affirmation with several people I know.
My character is not a thing of chance, I have been working on this for years. When I do or say something that is out of character for me it weighs on me, I have learned to give myself grace. I am careful what I say. Our words have a ripple effect on the people around us and the world around us. Much of what I have learned over the years has created incredible relationships for me with my son and daughter, and for my husband and me. I do have a lot of love in my life and tremendous friendships. This is all because I learned to say "Thank you" when I am complemented and I studied and realized the importance of gratitude, forgiveness, and respect. I believe "respect" is the reason my husband and I have been married for 37 years and that we enjoy each others company everyday . . . and my goal to bring home all of my pie!
We never know what to expect in life... sometimes the darkest moments become the brightest moments. Like you, I have had a life of ups and downs and at certain points in my life I wasn't sure if I could go get much further down.