Thursday, June 11, 2015

June 11, 2015


Do your thoughts get you into trouble? Do you think yourself into a worried panic? In the past, my thoughts made me become my own worst enemy. I was constantly thinking negative falsehoods about myself. It's taken me 42 plus years to learn how to ignore those negative thoughts. I have to admit that it has only been in the last six months that I have become successful at ignoring such thoughts.

You might be wondering, "How do I ignore negative thoughts? I have been thinking them all my life." Well, just as you learned to think negatively about yourself, you will have to relearn how to think positively about yourself. Replace those negative thoughts with positive thoughts. Just as recently as today, I had to ignore a negative thought that was trying to creep back into my brain. That thought was, "You are a loser." When this first happens, my first instinct is to agree with the thought; however, that is feeding the beast. I had to ignore the thought and concentrate my mind on something else. That something else turned out to be doing some laundry. I was concentrating on the "Now," and what I was doing at that very second. Soon that negative thought was lost as it should be!

When you have a negative thought, do not agree with it! Do not say it out loud! Do not write it down, such as on facebook! Just simply think about something else! Ignore that negative thought and focus your mind on the NOW! Think only happy thoughts! 

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Blessings Surround You!


Sometimes, it can be very difficult to remember how blessed we really are in life. If we are reading this blog, then we truly have been blessed in many ways! Not everyone on this beautiful planet is fortunate enough to have an internet connection, so we are truly blessed beings! If you have a roof over your head, food in your refrigerator, a job, a family, a friend, water in order to take a shower, then you are truly blessed! In the normal rush of every day life, it is so easy to forget how blessed we are in our lives! How blessed are you?


Doesn't life nearly get unbearable when we do not show gratitude for everything that we have been blessed with? Gratitude helps to bring more of what we want into our lives. When we are grateful for the little things in our lives, God will give us more to be grateful for! Today, I am grateful for having a beautiful, warm Spring day! I am also grateful for being able to sit outside on my deck and to be able to drink my coffee while surrounded by nature! What are you grateful for? 

Friday, January 2, 2015

January 2, 2015

FOR 2015!!!

Since 2011, I have been choosing a word or phrase to help me through each year. In 2011, it was "Positive." In 2012, it was "Love." In 2013, it was "Let It Go." In 2014, it was, "Accept that in which I cannot change." This year I am choosing the phrase, "Random Acts of Kindness." 

We never know what hardships or struggles other people may be facing. A small act of kindness may create a ripple effect that may travel thousands of miles. May my new phrase for 2015 transform me into an even better creature than what I am today!