“When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left and could say, I used everything you gave me.”– Erma Bombeck
A few days ago, I was sitting on a train heading home and I suddenly thought: “I am actually pretty strong willed even when I don’t try to be”
I don’t know where that actually came from. I just smiled, thinking back to the past few years and the several challenges I have faced and how I always thought i’d never make it through and somehow here I am today thinking “Well, I guess that wasn’t so bad”. So this gave me an idea to share a few thoughts with you – as an additional way to introduce myself to you I suppose.
It is very easy to forget how much living life( and I mean really LIVING) is crucial. We all get so caught up in our stress and drama filled lives that we forget to enjoy all the little things (even if they are super tiny) that make us smile on a daily. I am very much one of those people. At least I have been lately, and I read somewhere that one should write down what one feels as a way to process those feelings.
This post is almost like a letter to myself as a way of encouraging myself to move forward in a positive light. I have been feeling quite down lately, feeling rather unsatisfied with where I am in my life. And I have been listening to those voices in my head telling me all those things that I very well know are wrong.
So, I made a decision to make this year of 2016 a year of positivity. It’s not so much a resolution as it is a goal I aspire to achieve (too late to be talking about goals and resolutions right? Oh well…) So, I have come up with a few positive affirmations that I really want to repeat to myself everytime I feel like climbing into a whole for a while. I challenge myself to shift my mind set and sail on a positive torrent. Allow me to share them with you:
- I love and approve of myself
- I feel loved and supported by those around me
- I am too big a gift to this world to feel self-pity
- I forgive myself for the mistakes I have made
- Wonderful things unfold before me
- Happiness is a choice. I choose it
- I posses the qualities needed to be successful
- I am courageous and I stand up for myself
This self-talk will be new for me and it is probably going to take a while to notice a change but it only takes one step to start a new life right? I invite you to start this new journey with me and I hope your life is filled with positivity as well.
Thank you so much for reading till the end. I appreciate you.
– Be Intentional – Stay awhile –