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What positive thoughts look like

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I write a lot about positive thinking and how it can change your life.  I can talk (or write) all day long about how thinking positively instead of negatively can make a huge impact on your life.  While it’s nice to read about it it finally dawned on me that some people need definitive proof of some things.  I’m a visual learner and things sink into my brain better by seeing them as opposed to hearing them.   That means I love books with pictures……LOTS of pictures.  Seeing a picture helps me to remember the information I’ve learned so much better than by just reading about it.

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I can see clearly now

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Back in the early 1970’s there was a song written and recorded by Johnny Nash called “I Can See Clearly Now”.  It’s a catchy little song with happy lyrics.  I’d sing along with it every time it came on the radio.  Even though I knew every word by heart I never really listened to the song.  I just sang the words on auto-pilot.   Continue reading

If you don’t try you’ve already failed

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There’s a quote by Joseph Campbell that says “The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.”  I love this quote because it’s so spot on the truth about what fear is.  Fear literally keeps us from all the good things in our life if we allow it.  We fear failure.  We fear rejection.  We fear being told no.  We fear being shunned, ridiculed or laughed at.  We even fear fear itself.  Fear can keep us in a stranglehold if we let it. Continue reading

Finding joy amidst the chaos

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In life it’s really the little things that bring us the most joy.  It’s not the big things at all like one would think.  It’s not the big house, the expensive car or the vacation to an exotic island.  Instead, it’s the smile on your child’s face when they excitedly show you the artwork they created.  It’s the supportive text from a dear friend that comes right at the exact time it’s needed with the exact words that are needed.  It’s having your husband tell you he still looks forward to coming home because of you, even after 30 years together.  It’s having your dog get excited when you come in the door, even if you were only gone for an hour.  In the madness of our everyday life we must stop and appreciate those little things despite all the craziness going on around us.  We must find joy amidst the chaos.  Continue reading

Creating your own miracle

Creating your own miracle

I remember reading a story years ago about someone who had played Santa and gave gifts out to some underprivileged yet very deserving children.  I can’t remember all the details of the story but there were not enough presents in the big bag for all the children that were there anxiously awaiting a gift.  The person who was playing Santa knew there were a very limited number of gifts in the bag and that some of the children would receive nothing.  After the last gift was taken out of the bag there were still children waiting.  “Santa” knew when he reached in the bag again it would be empty.   Continue reading

Out with the old, in with the new

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock your entire life you’ve no doubt heard the song “Auld Lang Syne”.  It’s traditionally sung on New year’s Eve to ring in the new year.  You’ve probably sung that song many times and never given a second thought to what exactly those three words mean.   Continue reading

One little daily affirmation can change your whole life

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Years ago there was an ongoing skit on Saturday Night Live about a character named Stuart Smalley.  Stuart hosted his own self-help TV show called “Daily Affirmation With Stuart Smalley.”  Stuart was a man who had low self-esteem stemming from his dysfunctional family and he belonged to many different support groups, some of them being fictional.   His mission was to help others feel good about themselves through sharing his own experiences in life.   Continue reading

Speak what you WANT to be, not what you THINK you are

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I had a little revelation recently about how I define myself. This light bulb that went off over my head came after I had left church.  I talked to the pastor about The Micah Principle and explained to him what it was, how it came about through divine inspiration and what I wanted it to be. Continue reading

Stepping out of your comfort zone

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We all have that safe place in our lives known as our comfort zone.  That’s the place we know that we have control.  We’re in charge while we’re in our safe place. That small box known as our comfort zone is actually very confining and if we never venture out of it then we will never grow as we were meant to.   Continue reading

Thankful and grateful, I am

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The month of November usually brings a rush of thankful feelings to most people. I guess it’s Thanksgiving that’s behind those feelings.  It’s wonderful and great that we do give our thanks on this holiday but really, we should be giving our thanks all year long instead of on just one day in late November.   Continue reading

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