It’s Sunday so you know what that means… Yep, Sunday Affirmations! This week was tougher than normal to decide on what to share. So much has happened this week. I even debated just throwing my hands up and saying- Sorry, I got nothing sistas! Just keeping it real. When I started dabbling in this vast world of blogging, I really had NO IDEA what the heck I was doing. I still don’t sometimes. The one thing I do know is that I want to help women so if there’s one silly experience or word-of-wisdom I can share that will help just one of you… then I’m cool with that and I will keep on keepin’ on.
This past week was a hair puller, teeth grinder, shoulder tenser and eye squinter. I’m sure we all felt the collective stress our nation was under and hopefully this pressure forces you to lean into your Faith more than ever. I had a few days last week that had me feeling like Linda Blair. I think my head spun a few times and I felt like puking up my problems. As I stood over the sink– Ok, who else has epiphanies while standing at the sink?— I was complaining in my head about our finances, having to do that stupid laundry and needing to start dinner. HOLD UP WAIT A MINUTE!!! Did I allow my Negative Nellie to muzzle my Positive Polly? She may have had a brief moment of victory, but not for long. I stopped and said a prayer…then reminded myself of how I’m looking at things.
I read Dr. Wayne Dyer’s book, The Power of Intention, about 6-7 years ago. One of the things that has resonated with me most about Dr. Dyer’s teachings is “If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change”. So, in that moment– at the sink– I thought of my trip to Africa and how many women I saw cooking outside over an open fire on the ground. Immediately, I had overwhelming joy that I had a great gas stovetop and an amazing husband who loves my cooking. I remembered how much I love to cook! It’s a form of nurturing and creativity for me not just a required chore. Plus, I was thrilled to have a washer and dryer to do laundry with instead of schlepping clothes to the laundromat like in the early days of our marriage. Bring on the socks and underwear- I GOT THIS! Wow, I had such a “moment” and realized the power in how we look at situations. We have the control. Your own happiness and peace relies on how you view your life. It’s as simple as that.
THIS WEEK I WILL…..
- Realize I have control over my happiness.
- Change the way I look at things.
- Muzzle my Negative Nellie…once + for all!
- Enjoy the day-to-day chores I do for my family..it’s a way to show love.
- Do everything from a place of love.
- Claim my peace.
- Take pride in my ability to love + give to others.
- Live life with intention.
- Choose happiness.
- Again, change the way I look at things.
- COUNT MY MANY BLESSINGS!
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YOU ARE NOT ALONE!