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Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy 2014!


Here we are starting a wonderful New Year and I am sure that everyone has a dozen or so resolutions that they intend to work on regarding self improvement.

What if the first resolution made is “I am going to be the happiest I can possibly be this year.”

What if each of us took the time to do things that made us happy, that felt good, that brought laughter and joy into our lives on a constant basis.

We could start out by recapping all of the happy and good things that happened to us in 2013. Before we let go of the past year, we could reflect on the moments that brought joy our hearts, made us smile, and gave us a general sense of well being.

When this recap takes place and we remember the times that were special and happy there is a feeling that comes over us that is so amazing because we feel so darn good just reminiscing about being happy.

Since our resolution is about being happy all of the time, all else about last year slides out of our thoughts and we concentrate solely on the happiness of last year.

This should be the feeling that we bring forward into the 2014 and build on so that it becomes a constant in our lives.
When you are bringing up memories of happy times from last year, they do not have to be monumental instances. Remember the little things that make you feel good, that brighten your day that bring joy to you.

This brings energy to us that is very uplifting and consequently healthy because we are happy beings by nature and we know how to feel happy so by feeling this wonderful energy we bring to ourselves the feeling of well being that is so healthy for us.

Now make your resolution to be happy, one which states this is how you want to feel all of 2014. Here are some ways to start your day so that your thoughts of happiness become a habit.
  • I will love myself for who I am because I am unique and special.
  • I will notice things every day that make me feel positive.
  • I will start my day with the thought that I am happy and I feel good.
  • I will laugh more.
  • I will enjoy life to the fullest.
  • I will expect good things in my life every day.
  • I will make the effort to surround myself with people who look at life with joy and love.


When we make the effort to tune into the things that feel good, that make us happy it changes the way that we feel mentally and physically.

The resolution to recognize the positive and happy things all around us and to feel good about ourselves and our life makes such a affirmative force around us and through us which then brings more and more well being into our lives.

What if you decided that 2014 was going to be the happiest year you have ever known?

What if each beautiful soul decided to be happy for one whole year, to see the good in everything and to make the effort to find a positive in all situations.

What if we depended only on ourselves for happiness, not another person, or place, or thing, just a feeling of joy that we continually hold on to.

Just for a moment imagine what our world would be like if each one of us took the responsibility for our own happiness, owned it and took care of it.

Would our planet be an incredible place or what?

May you all have the most amazingly happy and wonderful 2014!

Many blessings to all.
Sue

  

Sunday, December 15, 2013

You are Divine!


This is the season of divinity isn't it? But the fact is it doesn't matter which higher power you believe in as long as you believe in yours.

We have such a divine spirit and we are constantly striving to find the best in life, the most fulfilling and prosperous way to live.

What if you tuned into your belief system, whatever it is, to its fullest and turned over what you are seeking to it. By this I mean giving over your thoughts and feelings about what you want in your life and trusting that what you believe in really works for you so that you have a knowing attitude that all things will work out for you in the way that you want them to.

This would mean of course to let go of all control and worry and fear and just allow yourself to be in tune with your higher power.

If you took a minute and just sat and let yourself become relaxed you would start to feel that very divinity within you become stronger and stronger.

You would feel this power and you would know that you are in fact a part of a wonderful source and you will feel so taken care of, so loved and so strong.

There are many of us that do believe in a higher power. Please know whatever you believe is just right for you, but you must practice this belief and trust that your higher power is there for you and will bring you the requests as long as you turn over all the control, worry and fear and allow the working part of the divine to do the job.

What is the point of having a belief this powerful if you do not practice it? What is it all about if you don’t trust that what you believe can work for you?

You must put your faith in what you believe and let the powers that be take care of you.

I am not speaking of one particular belief system here for there are so many in this world. But I am saying that whatever you believe practice the goodness and the power of it because being divine is a gift and if you use it on a daily basis you find that life is full of joy and goodness and you also find that things start to move in the directions you want them to go. You will find that answers are given and an ease of life becomes the norm.

If you want, sit down and really think about your belief system. What is it you truly believe and then start to practice it knowing that whatever you believe in becomes the strongest point of your attention to life and how it is going for you?

Trust that you are surrounded by the love and guidance of that belief system and that you are truly going to know a big difference because you are depending on a much higher power to bring things into your life that will make it the way you want it to be.

If you don’t have a particular belief system and you are interested in what is going on in the spiritual world do some research. You might be amazed at what turn spirituality has taken and how many different ways there are to get in tune with the Divine.

Believe, believe, believe and trust that you are on the right path from this moment on.

Many blessings to all and have a wonderful holiday season filled with love and laughter!
Sue


Monday, November 18, 2013

Un-cluttering your mind


This is the time of year that we think about organizing things as the holidays approach. As we go through our holiday things getting ready to gear up to decorate and be cheerful we also look around and think about how much we need to go through and get rid of.

Some of have stored so much over the years that we feel overwhelmed at the task of going through and freeing up space. Each of us knows the feeling of having too much stuff and what needs to be done to organize and get rid of what we don’t need or use anymore.

What if we did this with our thoughts?

What if we sifted through the unhappiness we have stored away inside of our hearts and minds and decided to get rid of things that are dragging us down?

We each have stacks of thoughts, just like we have stacks of things in our garage. What if we just took those stacks and looked at them and decided we don’t need them anymore because we want to feel the best we have ever felt about life and ourselves.

One of the stacks that we have stored memories is that of our childhood. What if we just decided to let go of what was at that time of our lives.

What if we told ourselves that we want to live in this moment, the present, from this point on we want to make the conscious choice to not go back and visit any unhappiness or negativity that might be in our thoughts anymore.

This is a choice that will clear so many bad and unhappy feelings from your heart and mind if you choose to do it.

If you choose to let go of what you felt was unhappy and if you should choose to start looking at life through the wise eyes of adults you then free yourself from that feeling of being overwhelmed by stacks and stacks of thoughts that are of no benefit to you and only bring on feelings that do you no good physically or mentally.

If you realize that this part of your life did not make up but a small part of your journey, that it was a blip on the screen of your life you can then go forward with the knowledge that you are in charge of the way that you think and feel and that from this moment on you have cleared your mind of anything in that part of your life that was unhappy and negative.

Take a look at what you have accomplished along the way but most importantly love who you are. Give yourself the appreciation and the acknowledgement of a job well done. Look at all that you are and say “Wow! What a ride and I am still going strong.”

Another stack in your mind would be holding grudges about what people have done to you over your lifetime. This is a stack that can grow beyond bounds because the more you think about it the more you remember slights of every kind, of every size, and of every subject.

What if you cleared that stack from your mind as well? What if you decided that you have stored these angry feelings long enough and it is time to let go and allow yourself the freedom of that space in your heart and mind to feel good and to be happy.

What is the purpose of holding on to these feelings anyway? We cannot undo the deed so what if we just  let it go, quit talking about it or thinking about it and instead just bring thoughts up that feel good and talk about what is right in our lives.

Take the space you have cleared and use it for yourself, enjoying all things around you and those who add to your life the joy that you have when they come to mind.

Another stack is that of what people haven’t done for you. What is that about anyway? Why do we want to carry around this bitter feeling when everyday is a blessing and the fact that something did not happen, which is in the past anyway, keep us from being as contented as we can be.

What if you choose to start seeing what has been done for you over your lifetime? What if you started seeing life as a gift and how many people have given you love and understanding and many other things in many different ways?

What if by getting rid of these stacks in your mind (just like clearing out your garage at home) you clear so much space that you start living for the moment you are in. You start to see the beauty and joy around you, you start feeling better physically, and you start having more energy.

Just by letting go and ridding yourself of negative thoughts that have been hanging around, dragging you down, and messing with your well being, you see a flow of goodness in your thoughts and feelings.

Of course this is about forgiving some, about changing attitudes and looking differently at certain situations. The question would be why not? What have you got to lose but some negativity and hardheartedness?  Why be angry and hateful when you can be joyful and peaceful.

Why not change your life for the greater good of who you really are, a special soul, and clear your mind so that every moment of every day is just the best that it could possibly be.

By doing this good things are just bound to flow.

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone and many many blessings!
Sue


Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Friendship


“What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.” 
 Aristotle


I am back from vacation and having spent time with old friends I would like to share some thoughts about friendships and how important they are to all of us.

I spent time with friends that I have known most of my life. These childhood friendships are just the most amazing because even though we lost touch over the years as we aged we reconnected and have found that these are some of the sweetest and most fulfilling relationships that we have.

It is so much fun to catch up with each other face to face and find out what we each have been up to. It is wonderful to hear about families and travels and general areas of interest that we are all a part of.

Most of all it is so great to sit with those that knew you when and still care about all that goes on in your life and what you have been up to and especially your general well being.

It is also terrific to have the technology now to stay in touch so easily that we are just one click away from a great conversation.

If you think about it …… friends are the family we get to choose. They are the people we want to laugh with and cry with and share with. Friends are really a soul connection and you will find that the older you get the more precious they are.

Whatever your age might be seek out and cultivate friendships. Some will grow with time and some may not but the time that you do enjoy them just adds to the essence of life. You will always gain something great through friendship.

We all have family members that are special to us and some are as close as our friends are but friendships have such a different way of being, as friends are those who did not grow up in our households but came into our lives because of a connection that was felt by both parties.

I stayed with one of my oldest and dearest friends when I was visiting and did we ever have a blast. We of course reassured each other that we still look good after all these years but most importantly we just talked and shared and became even closer than we were before. We were then joined by another friend who stayed with us for an evening and it just added more to what we three had growing up.

Isn't it really a miracle to have people who are so dear to you that they make your life shine just by being a part of it?

I also spent time with a dear friend who suffered a tragedy while I was on vacation. I was able to be with her at a time when she needed a very close friend and that too is such a wonder as it was so important to be able to be of comfort and support at a time when someone dear to you needed just that.

I would encourage everyone to strengthen the friendships that they have…..especially the ones that mean the most to you. If you have a friend you haven’t heard from in a while get in touch…..keep your bond strong for these are some very important people and they are a part of who you are …….part of the joy you have known in your life and part of the strength that they probably shared with you at a time you needed it.

Be sure to stay in contact and don’t let too much time go by. We never know what life has in store so make the time for these special people.

Keep your friendships going strong for there is love, laughter, joy, and happiness associated with them and they need to be nurtured and cared for as friends are gifts that cannot be substituted for anything else.

Many Blessings to All!

Sue

Monday, August 5, 2013


Love

Love is an amazing feeling. It runs through all of us for many different reasons and to many different degrees.

It makes us feel on top of the world, so very good that we just love to love.

We love other people, children, grandchildren, parents, siblings, pets, and friends. We love music, food, vacations, and hobbies, in fact the list could go on and on.

What if we used this feeling as a gauge to make our lives better? What if we looked at all things through the eyes of love?

You may say it is not possible but I do not agree with that. If you are willing to hold on to the feeling that love brings you then when you look at all things and people around you at all times you will see the world in a whole new light.

Of course, this is a choice, a realization that we might have to change the way we are looking at life and the things that occur on a daily basis, but why not.

Wouldn't you feel better in your heart if you kept a wonderful feeling of love going and used it all day long?

I know that it would take practice as our habitual criticizing and complaining would have to stop, our finding fault with everyone and everything would have to shift to looking with love and compassion in our hearts and minds at every situation.

If you think about it for a moment, how do you feel when you are looking at things that are happening in your world or at the world in general in a negative way? I know I don't feel good if I am angry or unhappy.

I would much rather be in a happy loving state so that I feel the best I can feel physically, mentally and emotionally.

Try looking at the beauty around you, whether it is in nature or the people that you come in contact with. Look for things that are joyful such as laughter, music, great conversation, a child's smile, things that are uplifting.  They don't have to be big things, remember, a bunch of small things add up to something big if they make you feel good.

When you do this you start a routine of finding things that make you feel that love connection, when you feel good about things going on, then you know you are on the right track.

Feel love as much as you can, for yourself, for others, for everything in general.

Let's start a whole new trend of looking through the eyes of love and see how it changes things for us.

 

Visualization to Bring Up Love

Take several deep breaths, and when you find yourself relaxed as your breathing evens out and becomes very regular, think of a person, place or thing that brings up a feeling of love for you that is so strong that you can actually feel it move through your body.

Whatever or whoever you choose is just right for you. When you are feeling love very strongly just sit and enjoy it for a while, let thoughts of this love just come to you.

This is the feeling you want to use when you are shifting yourself towards feeling this way all of the time.

Just let this feeling flow all over you……… as it does you feel better and better…..you now know a great feeling of love and this will help you to bring it to yourself every day. Sit for a while and enjoy the feeling that you were born with, that is a part of you, and does help you feel very good.

When you are finished just go ahead and do what you need to do but know you have changed your feelings for the better, for your greater good.

If you would like to start your day doing this and you will find you will have a much brighter and happier way of life.

 
Many Blessings to All

Sue

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

The Past


 

 Definition:  No longer current; gone by; over

Never let your past experiences harm your future. Your past can't be altered and your future doesn't deserve the punishment. – Unknown

No matter what your age is, if you are carrying around your past in a way that makes you unhappy then it is time to let it go, unburden yourself and be free to live for the moment and for your greater good.

If you think about it, your past can be like a large trunk that you are hauling around on your back. Depending on your life experiences it can be a pretty large trunk.

Can you see yourself under the weight of this, how bent over you are and how if you let go of it you could straighten up and feel light and free and able to move about without any limitation. Just imagine for a moment setting that trunk down and walking away from it. That should bring a spring to your step.

There are so many could haves, should haves along our life experience. There are so many issues that are not happy ones that we can hang on to if we choose to, but what is the point.

There is no going back and undoing or redoing so why not just allow them to be gone and concentrate on what you would like to accomplish from this point on with your life and your emotions.

How about we embrace our now, our present and live life to the fullest. Enjoy all that is good and right and let go of what is over and done with.

We have choice, that is one great thing about us. We can choose to let go and live, or we can choose to embrace what was and be miserable.

The choice is up to you, if you would like to feel better, see things brighter and know that you are on the way to being the best you can be then let go of all that was and hold close all that is right now.

Many Blessing to All!

Sue

Sunday, June 23, 2013


What If?


 

What if we just appreciated all that we have and what surrounds us, what if our focus is solely on being happy and joyful for the whole day.

What if when we woke up we decided that we would feel happy and healthy, we would turn our thoughts to something that brings a feeling of goodness and joy, then take that and build on it all day long.

We could look out and appreciate nature, we could look around and appreciate all that we have, we could appreciate our family, our friends any relationship that brings a feeling of happiness to us.

What if you did not turn on the news, read a newspaper, or bring any outside influence into your morning routine?

What if you turned on some music, read a book, meditated, played with your children or your pets, use whatever there is in your home that relaxes you and makes you have a good feeling about yourself and all that is around you.

Our lives are about what makes us happy, we all want that because that is the way we are made. We search for it constantly, so what if we chose to make our thoughts only on what is right in our lives, what if you choose to look for happiness all around you, what if you make the effort not to complain about anything but to see what is right and good in your life.

What if you made the habit to look for only what is right everywhere you are? Instead of finding fault or being impatient, what about taking the time to see what is beautiful around you, what pleases you, then make the effort and enjoy wherever you are and see the good in every one you have contact with.

What if we each practiced this every day to the best of our ability? What kind of world do you suppose we could create?

By shifting your focus to the positive all around you, life becomes a more cheerful, happier experience.  

Here is a visual that you can do to start your day in a happy frame of mind.

Take a few deep breaths…..then close your eyes and bring up a thought, a memory that makes you happy. This can be anything you choose to think of, and then take the good feelings you have with this thought and concentrate on them until your whole body can feel the power it has by doing this.

When you open your eyes, you are feeling very good, happy and in charge of your own well being from the very beginning of the day. Throughout the day you can bring that feeling up if you want to or bring another one up just by using this visualization.

 When we choose positive feelings about our lives and ourselves we are on the way to feeling as good as we possibly can.

My challenge to you this week is to start your day out with the intent to be as happy and as positive as you can manage.

Many Blessings to All!

Sue

 

 

Sunday, June 16, 2013


Happy Father's Day!

 

I wish all of you Dad's out there a wonderful Father's Day.

My dad passed away in 1990, he had four children and each one of us adored him. He was very much a family man; he cared for all of us the very best he could.

One of the things that he taught by example and with words was not to care what anybody else thought about you. He always said not everybody was going like you, and that was okay. You did not have to fit in or do everything everyone else did; the most important thing was that you were true to yourself.

He lived his life the way he thought was best for himself and his family, and never tried to be something he wasn't or please other people just to fit in. He loved his own company, he was quite the loner much of the time, enjoyed being with his children, and loved to have fun.

He had quite a few friends that he enjoyed being with when he chose to, had a good time having coffee with them and telling lots of tall tales which resulted in quite a bit of laughter,  most of all he just enjoyed life, doing what he chose to do for a living, and having the attitude don't sweat the small stuff.

It is important to please yourself before you please anybody else. If you are very busy worrying about what other people think you are going to be worried a lot. When you realize you stall your own happiness by trying to please others you can take a look at how you could change that to please yourself first. When you adapt the attitude that what you want is important, is valid, and is what makes you feel good, then you are on the path of becoming your own person.

Happiness is the state of mind, so how about everyone takes this week to not worry or care what everybody else thinks, just feel the freedom that this mind set brings you. Who knows, it could become a habit!

“You've gotta dance like there's nobody watching,
Love like you'll never be hurt,
Sing like there's nobody listening,
And live like it's heaven on earth.” 
 William W. Purkey

 

Many Blessings to All!

Sue

 

Sunday, June 9, 2013


 
 

Fun Seekers

 Definition of fun: a source of enjoyment, amusement, or pleasure.
How is your fun meter these days? If you think about it for a minute how much fun do you allow in a week's time for yourself?
I believe that life should have fun moments daily. It should be about recognizing what you find fun in your life, things that you enjoy, and then making the effort to bring it to yourself on a constant basis.
Why not I ask? Shouldn't this life be filled with times of pleasure, shouldn't we be laughing and smiling as a part of our day?
How about we let go of the negativity that we might like to hold on to and look at our daily life as an adventure that has great possibilities, having fun being at the top of the list.
I love to have fun filled conversations, whether it is my children, my siblings, nieces or nephews, cousins, or friends. I love conversations that are full of laughter and the sharing of humor that comes with it.
I enjoy doing crafts of all sorts, crocheting is one that totally makes me feel good when I have the chance to sit down and do it. Believe me I make some time for that every day.
I love a good movie, all types of music, and I love to read, (my family will definite attest to the reading part).
What brings fun into your life? What can you do to make a habit that fun things are a part of your daily life? Once you start thinking you will come up with several ways to bring fun into your daily life.
When our frame of mind is about fun, our spirit is light and we are feeling very good about ourselves and all things around us.
My challenge this week is to do fun things every day. They can take an hour, an afternoon, or the whole day. Make the effort to incorporate fun into your daily life and you will see what a difference it will make. Become a fun seeker, let yourself know the lightness of spirit that it will bring you.
Many blessing to all!
Sue
 
 

 

 

 

Sunday, June 2, 2013


Kindness



I was wondering this week where has our kindness gone. Have we become so fast paced a society that we have no time for others, are we are so focused on what needs to be done that we cannot take the time to show some type of kindness to each other.

The first step here is to be kind to ourselves. If we have deadlines, or lists, or agendas are they written in stone? Does everything have to be scheduled out so we are acting like robots instead of the beautiful spirits we are? I understand the need for organization because I am somewhat obsessive about that myself, but I know I also need to be flexible and calm to have a balanced way of thinking and feeling.

If we are kind to ourselves, we give ourselves the time we need so that we are not stressed, we forgive ourselves if we make a mistake and we know that we cannot do everything. Give yourself a break once and a while, understand that in this lifetime you need to be happy, joyful, and have fun. Life is really to be enjoyed and the best way to help with this enjoyment is to feel good about yourself, be kind to you and do things that are about you. Prioritize your list, you will find that there are many things that can be put on the back burner while you are smelling the roses in your life. Make a point everyday to do something you enjoy, something that makes you feel good.

The second step would be how kind are you to others? This of course is a habit, of which I am always asking people to note what theirs might be in this area. Are you in the habit of being kind to others when you are out and about, when you are doing business, when you are dining, when you are shopping, actually whenever you are interacting with others.

It takes effort I know as we might think others should have the same agenda as we do and of course do things just like we do, but alas we are made up of unique individuals in this world who have their own way of doing things so we need to adjust a little to that prospect. It would be a boring world if we all thought alike, and of course, some do things slower than others do, or they may be younger than we are and not as adapt at doing things yet.

Could we be more patient, understanding, and kind. Could we take the extra time needed without anger or unkind words? Could we actually go out of our way to make someone else's day a little better through an act of kindness? Softening our attitude towards those we come in contact with, and recognizing them as people just like we are, beautiful spirits who react to a kindness with appreciation.

If each of us practiced being kinder how do you think our world would change? If we decided that we would put all anger, impatience, rudeness aside and treated others just as we would like to be treated, wouldn't it be a joy to go out and live among a society like this.

Picture it if you would, kindness spreading all over the human race. People smiling and feeling good about themselves and each other.

This I can imagine, in fact I do every morning. I challenge you to do this for a week, picture society this way and then be as kind as you possibly can be to everyone you come in contact with. I guarantee you will be surprised at the results.

Here is an example: I always tell whoever I am in contact with to have a great day. You will be amazed at the response you get from doing this. Think about it, you have planted the thought of having a great day, you have been kind and if you smile when you are talking to them, you have added even more positive energy to the conversation. This takes so little of your time and it leaves the other person feeling good themselves.

It doesn't take much effort to be kind to others, the way you feel when you are kind is so uplifting, the alternative is feeling unkind which does not make you feel good whatsoever ( at least I hope it doesn't.)

Take this week to practice kindness, to see the good in others you are in contact with, this could be the beginning of a shift in humanity if we all do the best we can to be kind.

Many Blessings to All

Sue

Sunday, May 26, 2013


Celebration


 

This weekend should be a celebration of the lives of those who have passed over into the light and who have left with us special memories to treasure whenever we bring them to mind.

These memories are the legacy they have left for us to enjoy and to be mindful that their journey was important; they contributed to the best of their ability to our learning experience about life as well as others who knew them. They were an important part of all that we are and so should be celebrated with love and joy.

Once we let go of the sorrow of their passing and allow wonderful memories of time spent together in joy and happiness, the lightness of spirit that this brings is a true celebration of a beautiful spirit that was a part of our journey here on earth.

I had an uncle killed in World War II at the age of 19.His name was Melvin James Todisco, Jimmy to all who knew him He died before I was born so the only things I knew about him were related through my grandparents and his siblings. Whenever he was talked about, it was with a smile and a very fond memory of the things he accomplished, how he could make you laugh, or several abilities he had. There was always a very loving story told about him whenever he was remembered.

He was a of course not perfect, I am sure that he had his faults as all humans do, but he was remembered for the things that were joyful and happy. The things that made people smile when they thought of him.

This is the real celebration isn't it? The memory of one loved, missed, but still important in the fabric of their lives. The acknowledgment that he left such positive feelings in those lives he touched.

His of course was the supreme sacrifice, his life for his country. There are many of our loved ones who have done the same, they will never be forgotten and always remembered with love and great appreciation.

Whomever you are celebrating this weekend, keep the good memories close to your heart. By going forward and being all that you are to the fullest, you honor their time here with you. When you do this you validate all that they were and the importance of their life to yours.

Celebrate all that they were during their time here.

 
They of course, are watching with infinite love as you progress through the rest of your journey here.

Many Blessing to All!

Sue

Sunday, May 19, 2013


Love Yourself


 

When you think of yourself what do you see and feel? Are you happy with who you are and what you are doing, what you have accomplished and where you are headed?

By just reading these questions how do they make you feel?

It is a not very constructive for us to see ourselves in the negative, no matter what our circumstances are. We are unique individuals that have done so much in our life that is positive, we just do not give ourselves the credit we deserve when we take stock of  what we have done and where we have been.

Because we are all unique, there is no one else like us, we should be who we are without exception. Each one of us has something to give, it does not matter if it is being famous or just being kind to our neighbor, we are each gifted in our own way and this should be recognized by looking within ourselves for our achievements, our good points, and our contributions to everyone around us.

One of the most important things to make a habit of is not trying to please everyone we are connected with, before ourselves. In other words, make yourself a priority. What would make you happy, how would you like to do things, what is most important to you.

If you would, take the time to sit down with a paper and pen and write out all the accomplishments you have had over your life span. Go as far back as you want to, even childhood, you will be surprised how many things will come to mind once you start there and work your way forward to the present day. It does not matter if they are large or small accomplishments, if they are important to you, if you feel good about them, write them down. You will find once you start a list it will flow easily and the more you write the better you feel.

This includes all facets of your life:

·        Occupation

·        Marriage

·        Parenting

·        Friendship

·        Education

·        Hobbies

·        Sports

·        Volunteering

The list could be endless once you start thinking of what you have done in your life.

It does not matter if you are the CEO of a company or a mom who has stayed home to raise children. There is value in every walk of life and when you are making your list do not let small things be discounted because you have no idea how you have affected someone else's life by the things you have done no matter the size of them.

Once you have your list, and you discover all the things you have done, know that you are of great importance to all that is. You are a successful person in so many ways, and will be successful as you keep going forward knowing how capable you are.

This is your map, your guide if you will, to show yourself you have done good things, you have made a difference in your life and the lives of others. You can achieve what you want to achieve because you have already done it, many times, in many ways if you look at your list.

This list is only about accomplishments and there is not room for anything else on it. If you have, for some reason, thought of a negative time in your life chalk that up to life lessons and nothing more. What did you learn from it and know that it was for a reason that you needed to know it at that time. Let go of anything that does not make you feel the very best you can feel.

Once you start writing good things, the way that you are feel about yourself  makes such a difference in your outlook, changes the way you take stock of yourself and gives you a sense of well-being that should be on going as you can pull out your list or just think of some of the things on it when you need a boost of self appreciation.

It is totally up to us to change how we feel about ourselves; it is a habit to think of achievements and ourselves as successful. Let's make this our goal everyday to take a look at this list of accomplishments and feel good about who we are and what we want in life. What we have done and will do because we are empowered by feeling so good about who we are.

I would challenge you to think of one positive thing about yourself when you wake up in the morning and one more before you go to sleep at night. Make this a habit, as it will then open the path to you thinking positive things about yourself all of the time.

 

 Self Love Visualization

Now that you are sitting comfortably and are relaxed, breathing in and out slowly and easily, you are ready to begin.

As you sit and relax you start to feel and wonderful sense of well-being. You find that this comes as you breathe in and out. Breathing in the feeling of well being and breathing out any self doubt or criticism Take a moment now to just breathe in and out feeling the well being becoming stronger and stronger.

With this well-being comes a gentle feeling of love that starts in the area of your heart. You can feel it as it warms the area of your heart and feels wonderful.

 This feeling of love is now moving through your body filling you in every way with the gentle love of self can when you allow it to, it has always been there, will always be there and you can feel it at the moment.

The more you feel it the stronger it gets and you find that it is now surrounding you, encompassing all of your being.

If you would, see this self-love become a part of you, watch as it attaches itself to your inner being, and feel how wonderful it is to have it around you, through you, and in you.

Just take a look at yourself, you are such a special being, you have done so much, seen so much, and lived so much, there is just so much to love.

Allow this attachment, in which love of self is so great, to stick as if it had adhesive, just let it become a part of you, one of the most important parts, so that it is with you every minute of every day.

Now feel the power that this love brings to you, and know that it is one of the most important things your spirit requires, use it constantly and be joyful that you have made it as strong as you possibly can.

You feel totally that you are very special and that you deserve this love you are giving yourself, you are a wondrous part of the Universe and you are so important to all of us.

Keep this love of self close to your heart where it belongs.

When you are ready, go out and do whatever you need to do with the fantastic knowledge that you are special, unique and quite the contributor to the Universe.

Many blessings to all!

Sue